Reconciliation with discipline need of hour: NC President Deuba

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Center) leader Khagaraj Bhatta, left alliance, Dadeldhura, federal and provincial election

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said NC was in need of reconciliation with discipline.

At a program organized by Nepal Students’ Union on the occasion of the National Reconciliation Day Sunday, PM Deuba said the party failed to gain votes due to growing indiscipline.

Those who betrayed the party leaders in the local elections were not punished, which resulted in the same attitude to betray party candidates in the election to House of Representatives and federal parliament, he argued. “How can the party unable to maintain reconciliation in the party advocate for national reconciliation,” he wondered.

According to him, the votes the NC gained in the proportional electoral system showed that NC had not lost much. But those betraying the party candidates won’t be spared, the President warned.

He also underscored the need of vibrant youths for the stability of democracy. The President said, “Although lost in election, NC has not lost its principles.”

Former Deputy prime minister and leader Bimalendra Nidhi reminded that the late BP Koirala did not compromise democracy with any side.

Leaders Bal Krishna Khand and Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said only robust NC can strengthen democracy.

Minister for Commerce Min Bahadur Bishwokarma said the party’s cleanliness would ensure its consolidation. RSS