Govt not a hurdle to national consensus: Minister Rai

ENGLISH

Govt not a hurdle to national consensus: Minister Rai

9 July, 2016 | Sandeep Bhattarai | 2775 Views | comments

Minister for Information and Communications, Sherdhan Rai, today said the incumbent government was not acting as a hurdle to national consensus.

Sher-dhan-rai

At a felicitations programme organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) with support from District Development Committee – Bhaktapur, Minister Rai said, “We are for a national consensus and the PM has been calling for a national consensus from the beginning; the door to national consensus is still open.”

Minister Rai, who is also Nepal Government Spokesperson, shared that the government was ready for national consensus if consensus can be built on the foundation of national necessity and constitution’s implementation.
He took the occasion to urge Nepali Congress to side with the agreement through a self-criticism and by taking a look back at the past gentleman’s agreement, 16-point agreement, the path guided by the constitution and people’s aspiration.

The constitution implementation’s working direction should not be ensnared in name of agreement, Minister Rai added with a claim that the government was not ready to hold consultative meetings and agreement with those who do not want to implement the constitution and hold elections.

He reminded that the present government had fought for national independence and ‘eased the unease’ prevailing in the country. “This government has announced plans to complete reconstruction within the next five years; advanced a clear guideline for constitution’s implementation; removed the illusion in the country and abroad; held trade agreement with China for the first time in history in capacity of a landlocked country; and we have people’s extensive support and belief in this; those who do not like the government’s such feats want to topple the government and just because they desire so it will not happen,” the Minister asserted.

He said the government was always ready to seek resolution through agreement by renewing negotiations with the Madhes-centric parties. The government has sent letters three times, but due to differences within the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) the dialogue is not taking place, he added.

“If the Madhesi Front arrives with a mindset to resolve the problems through constitution’s amendments and by abandoning their earlier ‘bottom line’ for re-writing the constitution, the dialogue with the government will reach a conclusion,” Minister Rai claimed. He urged the UDMF to resolve the differences within it and sit for dialogue with the government to give the country a resolution.

The Minister shared that the government was formulating a media policy and added it will be implemented soon after the high level committee submits report within a week tailed by its passage from the parliament.
Moreover, Minister Rai said the Working Journalist Act would be enacted mandatorily from July 16. He added further that the government was committed to sit for dialogue with the media houses in order to forestall any eventuality of media houses shrinking and closing down due to the Act.

तपाईले न्युज एनआरएन डट कमको ' एन्ड्रोईड एप्स ' डाउनलोड गर्नसक्नु हुनेछ | हामी सामाजिक संजाल फेसबुक ट्वीटरमा पनि छौं |

प्रतिकृया

LATEST NEWS

साउदीमा एक रुकुमेलीको मृत्यु

रोजगारीको सिलसिलामा साउदी अरबको रियादमा रहेका एक रुकुमेलीको मृत्यु...

भूकम्पपीडितको बस्तीमा आकाशे पानी संकलन केन्द्र उद्घाटन

भक्तपुर नगरपालिका–८ च्यामासिंहस्थित लिवालीमा बनाइएको भएको आकाशे पानी संकलन...

कोदोबारीमा मत माग्दै

कोदोबारीमा मत माग्दै

गुल्मी क्षेत्र–२ का प्रतिनिधिसभा सदस्य उम्मेदवार एवं नेकपा (एमाले)...

मिस नेपाल युनिभर्स नग्माले मागिन् भोट

  नेपाललाई प्रतिनिधित्व गर्दै पहिलो पटक मिस युनिभर्समा पुगेकी...

MOST POPULAR

प्रधानमन्त्रीले तत्काल राजीनामा नदिने

नेकपा (माओवादी केन्द्र) बाहेकका सत्तारुढ दलको बैठकले प्रधानमन्त्री केपी...

एनआरएनए सचिव अर्जुन कुमार श्रेष्ठ

पानी अभियानलाई एनआरएनए सचिव अर्जुन कुमार श्रेष्ठको सहयोग

हरेक घरमा धारो होस् , हरेक गाउँमा सिचाइ होस्...

युएईमा मृत्युदण्ड पाएका बमको उद्धार सम्भव छैन्:- दूतावास

विगत १३ बर्ष देखि युएईको जेलमा रहेका दार्चुला धारी...

नेपालकी सीताले जितिन् पारा तेक्वान्दोमा काश्यपदक

पोल्यान्डको वारसवामा पारा तेक्वान्दो खेलमा नेपालकी सीता भन्डारीले काश्य...

पुस्कल शर्मा

सामाजिक संजालले जिउदै मार्यो पुस्कल शर्मालाई…!

नेपाली सांगीतिक आकासमा एउटा चम्किलो ताराको रुपमा चम्किरहेका गायक...

Relief materials should not be misused: PM Koirala

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that relief amount...

FACEBOOK