Reporters Club Event: Leaders from all major political parties came together to express their stand on the current border dispute between India.
Leaders of the major parties stated that in the matter of national integrity and sovereignty there is unanimous support and that diplomatic means is the only best alternative to resolve the ongoing dispute.
The program was officiated by the President of the Reporters club and senior journalist Rishi Dhamala began by asking the leaders to express their parties’ opinion and personal perception of the current scenario. Dhamala asked “it is not only India who is the encroacher.
There is data available that shows that China has also encroached on Nepali territory in 11 different places. How do we resolve this, and why is the ruling party silent when it comes to China?” He also requested the leaders for their opinion regarding the performance of the current government, method of dispute resolution and the scenario of rampant corruption in the government.
Speaking on the program was General Secretary of the Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal (National People’s Party of Nepal) Keshav Jha, Central committee member of the Samajwadi Party (Socialist Party of Nepal) Dr. Shivaji Yadav, former Member of the Constituent Assembly and central committee member of main opposition party Nepali Congress Dr. Chandra Bhandari and Former Minister, Member of the House of Representatives and senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Som Prasad Pandey.
The leaders were unanimous in support of the current border dispute while maintaining their respective stance on resolving it through a high-level diplomatic channel initiated by the Government of Nepal (GoN).