Reporters Club: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has stated that a “national political party cannot move forward in line with any policies put forward by a political party outside the country”.
The former PM also stated that the NCP will not move into the direction of the path of President Xi Jinping, and please do not unnecessarily publicize such notions. Speaking at a discussion program with Nepal Radio network to the President of the Reporters Club Rishi Dhamala he has spoken about the current situation of the party and its programs.
The former PM said that the media is unnecessarily promoting news that is not the whole truth while covering the inter-party ties between both the NCP and the Communist Party of China (CPC). He said that the NCP has its own internal policies and programs oriented toward the Nepalese system.
He said that since two parties are ideologically similar it is certain that there will be commonalities and hence close ties. There is also a need to learn and experience with a party that has a history of over 70 years. It is in these lines that the current collaborative efforts are ongoing, and we have also discussed various issues that are similar at an ideological level. That does not mean that one political party of one country will frame policies according to a political party of another country, which is mere fantasy and hearsay.
In the program, the former PM also said that we can appreciate the good work of a fellow party of another nation, be it China, India or the United States. China has rapidly developed and brought down poverty drastically where at one point of time over 700 million people were below the poverty line.
The former PM also said that a nation’s sovereignty is supreme, and since it has age-old relations with the CPC, there will be joint programs together which is obvious, that does not mean that our political party will follow the guidelines dictated by the CPC. It is a unique relationship of shared ideology, and this has been going on since 1950. We have always had discussions in place and since both the current Prime Ministers share a common ideology it is a normal practice.
The former PM also stated that since China was moving towards enabling peace in the region with smaller nations being safe, and in a socialist framework we have to appreciate their approach towards international politics. We are the land of Everest and we will not bow down to any foreign power, we are independent in our approach and we will have our bilateral ties with other nations accordingly. He also said that it was necessary to frame just laws to guide the society and that the current constitution was progressive and inclusive for all.