Dahal for all-party mechanism

  • relief distribution
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 1, 2015-

The UCPN (Maoist) has proposed to form an all-party mechanism to ease relief distribution to earthquake victims and monitor the overall process.

In an all-party meeting held at the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Friday, the Maoist party proposed to form a mechanism to make relief distribution “more effective”.

The local bodies are without people’s representatives and government employees have been performing political and administrative duties. Citing the lack of elected representatives, the Maoist party proposed to form the cross-party mechanism at the centre, districts and the local level.

The Rastriya Prajatantra Party was quick to oppose the bid. Other parties, however, remained silent.

“The proposal was floated but we did not say anything. It’s time to engage all political forces in rescue efforts,” Nepali Congress Vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel said after the meeting.

Briefing on the efforts made so far in rescue and relief measures, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam stressed the need for joint efforts.

Published: 02-05-2015 09:14

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