UML Chairman Oli calls on parties to shun unhealthy election competition

Published On: October 5, 2022 11:35 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: CPN-UML chairperson KP Sharma Oli has urged the political parties to embrace healthy electoral competition. 

The former prime minister said so while addressing a program organized at Birtamode on Tuesday. The program was held to exchange best wishes in the context of festivals such as Bada Dashain, Nepal Sambat, Tihar and Chhath. 

On the occasion, Oli said that an unhealthy contest could not be a democratic exercise. "The political system that we have introduced after a long struggle is itself a multi-party competition. If the competition is not healthy, that would not be considered a democratic polity," he asserted. 

The UML chairperson called for unity among the political parties to keep intact the national unity and the dignity of multi-party competition.

Highlighting the cultural, social and religious importance of the Dashain festival, he said there was no such festival anywhere else in which blessings are taken from elders, the women's power is worshiped and which gives the message of victory of truth and good over evil and falsehood.

The UML chair has been organizing festival greetings exchange programs on the occasion of Mahanavami, the ninth day of the 15-day-long Bada Dashain festival in his home district Jhapa for the last 28 years. 

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Rajendra Lingden, Nepali Congress Jhapa district committee secretary Krishna Humagain, CPN (Maoist Center) youth leader Ranjit Tamang, Janata Samajwadi Party Jhapa district president Dipen Bala Rai, among the leaders of various political parties, UML district leaders, industrialists and people from various professions were present on the occasion.


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