KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The chairpersons of the two main parties in the leftist alliance have asserted that although there might be attempts to undermine the unity and collaboration between them, such attempts would be foiled.
Addressing a book launching programme here on Saturday, the top leaders said that they entered into an electoral alliance for rendering political stability in the country and taking it toward prosperity. They said that since the people have given majority to the leftist alliance in the elections, that trust would not be devalued.
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun launched the book entitled 'Nepal Nawanirman Mahaabhiyan' written by CPN (UML) leader Bamdev Gautam on the occasion.
UML chairman KP Sharma Oli objected to the present government getting entangled in petty works like making appointments and distributing money with the ulterior intention of extending its tenure, cautioning the government not to be involved in such 'game'.
"Widespread conspiracies are being hatched to make the leftist alliance a failure. So, trying to share the Prime Ministerial post for five years is only an attempt to destabilize the country and not to build it," he said.
The UML chairman said that the upcoming government would proceed ahead by expanding balanced relations with both the neighbours – India and China – in order to develop Nepal as a self-reliant and independent nation and not as a dependent and oppressed one.
Former Prime Minister Oli said development programmes needed to be implemented and expedited for achieving prosperity as mentioned in leader Gautam's book.
CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' termed the majority votes that the leftist alliance has got in the elections for stability and development was a historic opportunity, saying the alliance should vigorously work for carrying out the greater campaign of development of Nepal at a rapid pace.
He said Gautam's book has not been able to adequately include their efforts until they got to the peace process but has presented well the future path of development.
Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel stressed on economic revolution, expansion of tourism and development of energy sector for achieving rapid economic prosperity, saying the book has incorporated these aspects. He said the use of money power in the recently-held elections is the misuse of democracy.
The author of the book, Guatam, said he has tried to explore the reasons for Nepal's underdevelopment despite immense possibilities. He said he spent 10 years in writing the book.
Litterateurs Modnath Prashrit, constitution expert Dr Yubaraj Sangraula, development expert Dr Surya Raj Acharya, economist Dr Dilli Raj Khanal, among other scholars, commented on the book. The 235-page book is published by Book Mart Pvt Ltd.