Paudel’s sutras for a new path for NC – The Himalayan Times – Nepal’s No.1 English Daily Newspaper

Paudel's sutras for a new path for NC - The Himalayan Times - Nepal's No.1 English Daily Newspaper

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KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 28

Senior leader of the Nepali Congress Ramchandra Paudel has come up with ten sutras for transformation by giving it book form, ‘Kangresko Abako Bato’.

Launching the policy concept note in the wake of the i14th General Convention of the party, Paudel said it would be useful to spur ideological debate in the future.

He reminded that it was proper time to make party cadres aware of the party’s principles and leadership.

The book also mentions the past weaknesses and strengths of the NC.

“Only periodic election does not guarantee democracy because democracy is itself a culture. Democracy thrives with its practice by the people, by institutions and by every political party.

It becomes robust when transparency and accountability are maintained along with periodic elections. For this to happen, internal democracy is equally imperative,” he argued, adding that it was the political party through which democracy is nurtured. Institutionalised development of democracy is impossible without internal democracy.

According to him, his tenpoint sutra was for democratisation of NC and Nepali society for restructuring Nepali culture and state. He stressed the need for honest implementation of the constitution, promotion and protection of internal democracy by the Nepali Congress, elimination of corruption, anomalies and aberration and guarantee of good governance and prosperity.

Similarly, he has emphasised continued debate on ideology and thoughts to make politics dignified, bringing forth programmes to mainstream socio-economically and politically marginalised groups, including women, Dalit, and Madhesi, ensuring justice to needy people, maintaining rule of law, executing works on time, and harmonising thoughts and behaviour.

He also underscored agricultural revolution, tourism expansion, patriotism based on Nepali specificity, people’s liberation from the falsehood spread by communists, promotion of nationalism based on non-alignment and rebuilding of public trust in the NC.

A version of this article appears in the print on November 29, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.

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