Naya Shakti forms 35-member Interim Council

- Post Report, Kathmandu
The first generalconvention of the council will be held before the party is registered

Jan 25, 2016-Baburam Bhattarai on Sunday unveiled a preliminary structure of his proposed party highlighting its key features. He announced a 35-member Interim Council which would be transformed into a new political party within a month.

Former Finance Secretary Rameshore Khanal, former AIG Ganesh Rai, Artists Ashok Sharma, Karishma Manandhar and Saroj Khanal, among other personalities, have been associated with the Naya Shakti. Bhattarai has been named the coordinator of the council.

Retired government and police officials are other members of the council. The main principles of the new force are said to be participatory democracy, good governance, accountability and rule of law.

The Naya Shakti campaign has set up its office in Babarmahal, Kathmandu. A group of leaders have been assigned to draft the party’s statute. The new force will solicit suggestions before formulating its manifesto.

The first general convention of the council will be held before the party is registered. One person one post, right to reject and right to recall elected officials are other principles of the new group. Bhattarai has already said that it will be a “left democratic” party. The new entity would embrace the federal structure, in a way to incorporate all sections of society.

Speaking at a press conference, Bhattarai said economic prosperity and development are the goals of his political force. Bhattarai, a former prime minister, said he wants to create a new political culture, new style and sense of responsibility in the country.Bhattarai said the country had entered a new era with the promulgation of the new constitution in September. He urged the parties to settle some disputes related to the constitution.

“The issue of political achievement should now be secondary and economic agenda the country’s prime agenda,” said Bhattarai, adding that end to corruption, economic development, employment generation and social and economic justice are other aims of his force.


Published: 25-01-2016 09:30

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