Chitwan, Sept 7: Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said a
national consensus is needed for the nation building.
In his address to an interaction
organised by the Madi municipality among the people’s representatives and
employees today, the Deputy Prime Minister said development of the nation be
the concern, priority and agenda of each political party.
He said, “Political tug-of-war
obstructed the pace of development and this is the major reason why the nation
is lagging behind in terms of development.” Such political culture should
be changed to promote national independence, democracy and national prosperity.
According to him, all political parties from the local and central level are
expected to work hand-in-hand to accelerate the pace of national
He said he was aware of issues
facing the Madi folks and their concerns for development. The need to blacktop
the roadway along the Chitwan National Park and the issues of landless
squatters have been realised by the government, according to him.
He utilised the forum to urge local
people’s representatives and employees to deliver in a way that they could
contribute to combating corruption and promoting good governance. Stating that
institutionalisation of good governance, prosperity and social justice were the
major mandates of the incumbent government, he urged the local government to
reflect the spirit of government priorities in their actions.
Municipality mayor Tara Kumari Kaji
Mahato presided over the programme which was also joined by Bagmati province
assembly member Thakur Dhakal, Devendra Shrestha and local political
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