Biratnagar, December 14
Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal pointed out the need for the government to improve its performance.
Speaking to journalists at Biratnagar Airport today, senior leader Nepal said the government could not stay mum over questions raised by the public regarding its dismal performance. “The government must address the concerns that people have been raising,” said the leader.
Nepal rejected that the results of the by-election were disheartening for the party. “The party has lost a few seats that were won in the past. The main reason behind it was the poor performance of local bodies and error in the selection of candidates,” Nepal said.
Nepal seemed positive about the power sharing deal between the two chairpersons of his party.
Regarding the recent Kalapani and Lipulek border dispute, he hoped that the issue would be resolved through talks between Nepal and India. “As Nepal has handed in a report to the Indian government that contains evidence showing Kalapani and Lipulek as our territories, I hope the issue will be resolved through dialogue,” said Nepal, adding that the idea of dragging India to the international court was unwise, given its possible adverse impact on relations between the two neighbours.
A version of this article appears in print on December 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.