Senior leader of the Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, has said that the five-party alliance was formed to safeguard democracy and institutionalise changes.
Speaking at a programme organised on the 53rd establishment day of the Nepal Students Union (NSU), the student wing of the NC, here today, leader Poudel opined, "The alliance was formed not for power, it is for promoting a system, instead. The alliance was not forged to make Sher Bahadur Deuba a Prime Minister it was to protect democracy and the changes."
He shared that the NSU was born when the then king Mahendra had imposed a tyrannical rule by dissolving the parliament and it had a significant role in taking the nation towards the democratic path, insisting on giving a full shape to the NSU central working committee soon.
Poudel, who is also the founding member of the NSU, called for taking the organisation to village and school level to increase the number of its members and further consolidate the NSU.
NC vice-president Dhanraj Gurung lauded the role of NSU in Nepali politics and stressed the need of taking the organisation ahead as the guardian institute of students.
NC general secretary Bishwa Prakash Sharma claimed the incumbent coalition government was formed for the protection of Constitution and its alliance for the local poll was the need of time.
Stating that the NC would be strong only when the NSU gets strengthened, NC Joint General Secretary Badri Pandey stressed the need for consolidating it.
NC spokesperson and central member Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat said that the NSU carrying party history should have democratic procedure, culture and system.
Similarly, NC central member and Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand pointed out NSU's 'big role' in the country's democratic movements. "NC becomes stronger when the NSU gets consolidated. Republic, democratic norms and values and press freedom get strong when the NC is strengthened."
Similarly, the NSU President Dujang Sherpa, chairperson of the All Nepal National Independent Students Union, Pancha Singh and chairperson of the All Nepal National Free Students Union (Unified Socialist), Sudesh Parajuli stressed the need for all student organisations to come together to cut through challenges in students movements while safeguarding democracy and constitution.
On the occasion, chairperson of the student council for the College of Biomedical Engineer and Applied Sciences, Dipraj Budhathoki defected into the NC. NC Vice President Gurung and General Secretary Sharma welcomed him.
Source: National News Agency Nepal