RAUTAHAT, Sept 9: Nepali Congress central publicity coordination sub-committee coordinator Ramesh Lekhak has claimed that his party would emerge as the largest party in the upcoming third round of local level election.
“We will not become the first party but also claim victory in a large number of local levels,” claimed Lekhak while speaking at an interaction program organized Reporters’ Club Rautahat chapter on Sunday.
Leader Lekhak further said that the Province 2 election will be a referendum that will define the supporters and foes of federalism, republic and change. He furthered, “This election will distinguish anti-Madhes party from other parties willing to liberate Madhesi people.
He accepted that the current constitution of Nepal has not addressed the Madhes grievances and added, “NC commits to make further efforts to amend the constitution in future.”
He also accused the main opposition party CPN-UML of being the chief driving force in disintegrating the country by inviting conflict between the hills and Terai-Madhes. “UML has done nothing but endangered nationality,” added Lekhak.
He even claimed that NC was the only party capable of carrying the agendas of Madhes to national level and added that NC’s agendas were completely controversial to that of UML as the latter was never sincere towards the feelings of Madhesi people.
When raised the expression of CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal that alliance between the two ruling partners failed because of t he internal disputes within NC, he said that NC has forged alliance with the political parties carrying the agenda of Madhes and federalism.
Stating that the national pride projects like fast track, postal highway were initiated in cooperation with the Nepali Congress party, he assured that NC would expedite the construction of Nijgadh International Airport very soon.
Also speaking on the occasion, former Minster and Nepali Congress leader Mohamad Altaf claimed that NC would claim victory in 75 percent local levels. “NC has won the hearts of Madhesi people. They will vote us and elect us,” he added.
Also present in the program was the General Secretary of Press Union Ajay Babu Shivakoti.