Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the government is committed to conducting the elections of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly on November 20 in an impartial and free manner.
The election is the means of ensuring peaceful transfer of power as per the democratic process, pointed out Deuba.
“It is also the means of making the Constitution vibrant and functional.”
“I thereby on this occasion urge all political parties, civil society, intellectuals and the private sector to gear up for achieving the greater goal for development and prosperity without having any prejudices and by keeping the interest of the nation and people first,” PM said speaking at a program organized to mark the Constitution Day in the capital on Monday.
The PM assured that the government would help the Election Commission conduct the elections successfully, adding the government’s sole mission was to enhance people’s prosperity, economic status and dignity.
“Onward the rapid economic transformation of the nation, strengthening of good governance and improvement of people’s livelihood is our destination,” observed the Prime Minister. It is urgent to protect and promote nation’s sovereignty and independence and undertake efforts to materialize people’s dream for prosperity, he pointed out. Stating that democracy is rule of people, by the people and for the people, the Prime Minister said in democracy the entire decisive power is centred on people’s sovereignty and access, and the participation of the people from all classes and communities to each State apparatus is ensured in the democratic system.
“In a democracy all people should have the ground to equally exercise rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws.”
Every governance system should incorporate the interest of all people and they should have equal rights to be part of State’s opportunities, he pointed out.
“None should be left behind,” the Prime Minister asserted. Stating that the implementation of the constitution had taken a pace and the government was on the way to maintain political stability, peace, good governance and fulfil people’s expectation,” he stressed.
“The constitution has ended social evil practices and anomalies including untouchability, discrimination and suppression, and it has bound the Nepali society with racial, language, religious, cultural and geographical diversity in the thread of the broader national unity,” noted the PM.
Referring to COVID-19 and dengue outbreak taking their toll across the country, he sought coordinative efforts from all sections of society to contain the outbreak and help return the country to normalcy.