Nepal Today

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAOISTS SEEK MAJORITY IN ASSEMBLY VOTE Kathmandu, 30 May: :Chairman of the UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed that his party should garner majority in the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections at any cost, RSS reports.. "I lacked experience when I was the Prime Minister and there were many obstacles when party Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai was in that post, now the party has the experience of running the state and we need majority in the election," he said. Addressing a training programme organised by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry here today, the UCPN (Maoist) Chairman said the party was already busy in homework for securing majority in the election. The announcement for fresh election was for giving a way out to the nation from existing crisis, he said, reasoning that if there was no delay made in announcing the election date. The party has approved the strategy of production, development and management with a view to preventing the party colleagues from becoming bourgeois, he said. The main objective of the strategy is to narrow the gap between rich and poor and it will be presented at the party's upcoming central committee meeting to bring it into practice, he added. Chairman Dahal said the party has a policy of formulating an economic policy suitable to the country's soil. Party Vice Chairman and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said the private sector should not be allowed to work freely in the construction of large physical infrastructures. Double-digit economic growth was the top priority of my government, he said. Similarly, another Vice Chairman Narayan Kaji Shrestha said economic development was essential for maintaining political stability in the country. He urged the people to increase investment in hydro power sector, tourism and agriculture. Likewise, leader Urmila Aryal stressed on the need for improving economic condition of the people through the means of cooperatives. nnnn


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