Alternative politics essential: Dr Bhattarai

Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said alternative politics is imperative at present in Nepal. A new Nepal should be made by learning from the history and past experiences, he added.

Dr Bhattarai, who is also the Chairman of Nepal Socialist Party, said this while addressing the first national general convention of the Bibeksheel Sajha Party that kicked off at Nepal Academy on Friday. “As long as the certain castes and family rule the country, development cannot be achieved,” he said, reminding that it does not cater democratic values and justice.

He further said the Nepalis made their constitutions on their own since 1877 to 2015, to which I regard as a phase. It was the struggle Nepali waged for democracy. Similarly, the second phase of struggle ushered in the country with loktantra, federalism and secularism. Considering these development, we can say that Nepal is currently in the third phase.

The former prime minister argued that history cannot be ignored but the lessons learnt from there. Now, people’s participation in the State mechanism and resources will pave way for development, he underscored.

Dr Bhattarai asserted that true implementation of loktantra is imperative for the country to realize inclusive and participatory democracy.

On the occasion, secretariat member of the CPN (Unified Socialist), Ghanashyam Bhusal, viewed once the political leaders and parties are tainted, even the economy takes downturn. The country is heading to a wrong direction as the capitalists were dominating the national economy without industry and entrepreneurs. It finally dents democracy, Bhusal asserted.

Similarly, Chairperson of Nepal Sushasan Party, Ramesh Kharel, said social service rather than politics would do better for the country and people.


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