BY SHER BAHADUR RAI,Okhaldhunga, Dec. 6:Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that good governance and federalism could lead to the development of the country.
Deuba, who arrived in Okhaldhunga for the inauguration of the BP Memorial Building (Nepali Congress Party Office) and the first district conference said of the party, said, “The country has entered into democratic republicanism. This system can transform the condition of the citizens. It is essential to instil a sense of ownership among indigenous people, ethnic communities, Madhesi, women, Dalits and others.”
On the occasion, Nepali Congress leader Sekhar Koirala stated that unemployment was rapidly increasing in the country and suggested development in the agricultural sector to create employment opportunities. He also said that the party would raise voice in the Parliament regarding corruption in Ncell.
Similarly, Nepali Congress General Secretary Gagan Kumar Thapa said that the party would work to safeguard democratic federalism. He pointed out that the party needed to reform itself and should play an important role in ending corruption in the country. He also said that soon there would be Nepali Congress leadership in the federalism and it would play the role of a guardian.
Chief Minister of Koshi Province Kedar Karki urged the citizens of the province not to be disappointed as the provincial government had prioritised social development.
Vice General Secretary Bhisma Angbambe, Party Spokesperson Min Bishwokarma, former Chief Minister Uddav Thapa, central committee members Ramhari Khatiwada, Pradeep Kumar Sunusar and others were present at the programme.
District Party President Tejendra Khanal said that the conference would continue on Wednesday.
The former district presidents, including Mahesh Kumar Karmocha, Pradeep Kumar Sunuwar, and Goma KC along with others were honoured during the programme. The programme also paid tribute to the late Dilli Ram Khanal, Mitrasen Dahal, Chandrakant Dahal and Duryodhan Giri.