Unity among democratic parties must to safeguard democracy: Minister Basnet

Minister for Information and Communication, Mohan Bahadur Basnet

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 30: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet has stressed the need for unity among all democratic parties to tackle the efforts aimed at imposing ‘one-party autocratic system’ in the country.

“All democratic parties must unite to safeguard democracy, overcome attempts to impose one-party autocratic system, and undemocratic alliance,” said Minister Basnet while launching an autobiography ‘Nalekhiyeko Itihas (unwritten history) ‘ penned by former Bhaktapur district President of Nepali Congress, Ram Bahadur Thakuri, amid a program in Bhaktapur on Monday.

The Nepali Congress was not panicked to see the formation of leftist alliance intended to, as he claimed, challenge the existence of the party. He also claimed that the party would become the first party in the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

“Time has come for Nepali people to highly evaluate role and contribution of NC for bringing development in the country,” he added.

On the occasion, Former Minister of State for Industry, Kanchan Bade Shrestha, former lawmaker Rameshwor Prasad Dhungel and party district president Durlabh Thapa talked about the role and contribution of leader Thakuri for the restoration of democracy in the country.