PM asks parties unite for system
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Aug. 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli Tuesday urged all political parties, which were together during the historic political movements in the country, to unite and make the existing political system stronger.
Prime Minister Oli said this at an all-party meeting called by him this evening. Stating that attempts have been made to derail the political achievements like the Constitution, democracy, republic and federalism from different corners, the Prime Minister urged all parties and the leaders involved in bringing about the political changes to unite again to foil such attempts. After the meeting, spokespersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha informed that Prime Minister Oli said that the meeting was called to reduce the distance among the political forces, which were together for a long time in the past with the same objectives, and re-initiate the process of cooperation to move the country ahead.
According to Shrestha, the Prime Minister said that all political parties should work together to free the country from any kind of conflict and violence, and no one should promote violence of any kind.
Prime Minister Oli further said that the political parties involved in the peace process should conclude its remaining tasks soon to ensure a lasting peace in the country. Prime Minister Oli also informed the leaders about his health condition, Shrestha said.
The Prime Minister said that there were no any complexity in his health as rumoured, and he was going to Singapore on Thursday for the follow up as suggested by the doctors, Shrestha informed.
In the meeting, Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba, and other leaders of major four political parties expressed their commitment to working together with the government and ruling NCP to strengthen the new political system in the country and in concluding the peace process.
Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula said that his party had taken the initiative of the Prime Minister to start dialogue to narrow down the distance between the ruling and opposition parties and making discussion on contemporary issues as a positive step.
“We have urged the government and the ruling party to work for the economic development of the country on the basis of the historic political changes in the country,” Sitaula told journalists after the meeting.
The meeting had also made discussions on the remaining tasks of peace process and another meeting would be held tomorrow to discuss those issues, he said. Chiefs and senior leaders of four parties- NCP, NC, Rastriya Janata Party and Sanghiya Samajbadi Party- attended the all-party meeting.
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