NC calls on parties holding democratic views to join broader alliance


KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Nepali Congress (NC) has called on all political parties subscribing to democratic thoughts to participate in the broader democratic alliance.

A meeting of the NC central work execution committee took place at Baluwatar concluded that though polarization between the democratic and leftist political forces was not appropriate at time of implementing the constitution by formally taking the peace process to the end, the party realized the need of an unity among democratic forces with no any option left as the Communist parties have already headed towards that path.

The meeting chaired by Prime Minister and Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba was attended by senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, General Secretary Dr Shashank Koirala and treasurer Sita Devi Yadav, among others.

Political parties uniting together was good for the nation and people, cooperation among the political parties having democratic and communist ideologies was necessary until the implementation of the constitution and discussions about this are underway at the NC central works execution committee, party leader Arjun Narsingh KC said.

“Discussions have started in the meeting to incorporate in the broader democratic alliance all the parties that hold the view that one-party system is not right. A democratic alliance has become inevitable to institutionalize the federal democratic republic and even for holding the elections for the full-fledged implementation of the constitution,” he said.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress work execution committee on Wednesday had decided to form a democratic alliance.

The Nepali Congress, the Rastriya Janashakti Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal and the Nepal Democratic Forum had through a joint meeting decided to participate in the democratic alliance.

It has been informed that the meeting of the six parties will be held later in the evening today.

Likewise, a meeting of the NC central work execution committee has been called for Friday morning (8 am) to hold discussion on the subjects in relation to the arrangement for picking candidates for the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections, and forging a broader democratic alliance, said Chief Secretary of the NC central office, Krishna Prasad Poudel.

The venue for the meeting will be at PM Deuba’s official residence in Baluwatar. RSS