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Parties failed to institutionalise change: Ex-Prez Yadav

Kathmandu

Feb 12, 2017-

Former President Ram Baran Yadav has complained that the political parties were yet to institutionalise the democratic system. 

Launching the 'Total', the national monthly magazine at a programme here in Kathmandu on Sunday, the former president said, "Three significant political changes since 2017 BS in the country were possible due to unity among all political parties and the people but achievements so far are yet to be institutionalised due to a political tug-of-war." 

Accusing political parties of indulging in the power game and thus inviting instability in the country, he said they (political parties) were thoughtful of how to get to power in future. None was attentive to taking the country's ruling system towards stability. 

The former head-of-the-state further said the political parties turned a deaf ear to his request to wait for two/four months before promulgating the constitution so that it could be issued with the participation of all, but they hurried to promulgate the constitution due to greed for power. 

"Problems of the Madhes are national issues and they should be addressed by remaining within the constitution," he asserted. 

Saying the role of journalists was significant to institutionalise democracy, he stressed that journalists should raise issue to make country's system stable. 

Similarly, Nepali Congress central committee member Minendra Rijal said that informative journalism has become stronger than political journalism. 

Saying there was challenge to change the Nepali society, he stressed that journalism profession should be adopted to change the society. 

Wishing for the success of the magazine, RSS Chairman Kul Chandra Wagle expressed the view that magazine should incorporate social issues rather than political. 

Director General of the Department of Information, Bir Bahadur Rai, Chairman of Minimum Remuneration Fixation Committee, Poshan KC, President of Press Union Nepal, Badri Sigdel, central committee member of Federation of Nepali Journalists, Shital Mahato, among others also wished for the success of the magazine. 

The magazine is published by Economic Reform Media Pvt Ltd where Dharmendra Jha is advisor editor and Motilal Poudel is the editor. RSS 

Published: 12-02-2017 20:19

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