Kathmandu, Sept 3: Nepali Congress leader Dr Ram Sharan Mahat today said the country was moving ahead on path of democratic socialism.
Speaking at an interaction on ‘Democratic Socialism base for Nepal’s development’ organized by Centre for Consolidation of Democracy (CCD) here, Dr Mahat attributed the rural sector’s access towards motorway, education, health and drinking water to democratic socialism.
The leader also emphasized that Nepali Congress had played a significant role in democratic socialism’s development and expansion in the country.
On the occasion, CPN (UML) Deputy General Secretary, Ghanashyam Bhusal, said democratic socialism cannot be protected with the trend of buying votes in election and paying for drinking binges. “There is need for unity among the political parties for defending democratic socialism,” he said.
Nepali Congress central member, Kalyan Gurung, accused the leaders of forgetting about democratic socialism after reaching power positions. He added that the democracy cannot be institutionalized by keeping the people in deficiency and nation in crisis.
Nepal Student Union (NSU) President, Nainsingh Mahar, said the constitution was drafted in line with socialism hence rules should be formulated on the same basis. RSS