Nepalgunj, Oct 11 - Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Monday urged the top leaders of the CPN-UML, Nepali Congress and UCPN-Maoist not to engage in activities that cause mistrust and misunderstanding.
"The need of the hour is to work unitedly and act in a way that develops understanding and confidence," PM Nepal said addressing a meeting of UML’s lead workers here.
PM Nepal asked the parties to iron out the factors responsible for creating mistrust.
"Consensus will remain elusive if the parties try to put themselves at centre and concentrate only on power, and ignore the feelings of others. Consensus can be forged by exploring ideas acceptable to all and by giving equal importance to the views of other parties," said Nepal.
Stressing that all the political parties had responsibility to make the PM’s election fruitful, he called upon them to properly utilise next two weeks to make 13th round of election decisive.
Nepal pointed on the need of carrying out intensive discussion by putting the people at centre so that consensus can be struck within two weeks.
"The country is without a budget for long time. If the full-fledged budget is not brought by the end of October, the entire economy could collapse," warned the PM.
Nepal said that all the works related to the development works came to a halt owing to the delay in the budget introduction.
"Altogether Rs. 8 billion is left idle in the Nepal Rastra Bank," said Nepal.
Nepal said that the banking sector had faced liquidity problem.
If the idle money is sent to market, development works worth 24 billion could be carried out, he added.
Meanwhile, PM Nepal also inspected a bridge in Muglin, Chitwan, where he spent one hour before returning to Kathmandu.
The bridge recently developed a crack halting two-way traffic.
He attributed the dilapidated condition of the bridge to the negligence of technicians.
The PM assured that he would instruct the concerned authorities to reconstruct the bridge that connects Chitwan with Pokhara and see the movement of around 2,000 vehicles daily.
PM also talked to the media people and stressed on the intensive discussion among the parties to reach consensus.
Meanwhile RSS adds Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said the government has made a high evaluation of the role played by Nepal Police in maintaining law and order in the society by checking crime.
Addressing at a special function organized by Nepal Police at the Police Academy, Maharajgunj this evening, he said Nepal Police needs to play more effective role and high responsibility in establishing peace and security in the country as the transition is usually a favourable time for the criminals.
Nepal Police organized the special function to mark the 55th Police Day.
Prime Minister Nepal called on the Nepal Police to work towards restoring peace and security in society by joining hands with the people and by internalizing the fact that only the duty carried out with dignity, discipline and dutifulness results in complete success.
Describing Nepal Police as a permanent body and a disciplined organization of the government, he underlined that Nepal Police should maintain law and order in the country by making the maximum use of available resources.
He said he was saddened by the involvement of police personnel in the murder of two students in Nepalgunj and also the involvement of policemen in incidents of looting and robbery in the capital, and issued instructions to take stern action against the culprits involved in such incidents as these kinds of incidents would damage the overall image of Nepal Police.
The prime minister issued directives to Nepal Police personnel to work for the country without any consideration for the interests of an individual or a group. "The police organization should be the source of support for the helpless and the voiceless.
Prime Minister Nepal said he has already instructed the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide relief to the police personnel injured during the conflict period and the families of the victims.
Home Minister Bhim Rawal said it is the responsibility of the Nepal Police to maintain law and order in society by thwarting criminal incidents that might take place in the transition.
He praised Nepal Police for the contribution it has
made to ensuring peace and security in society by following the universal principles of democracy and human rights.
The Home Minister said the government is conscious so that there is no obstruction in the task of controlling organized crime and providing relief to the people.
Inspector General of Police Ramesh Chand Thakuri said Nepal Police is working day in, day out for keeping law and order in society as per the directives of the government.
He said action has been taken against 271 police personnel flouting the police discipline, 45 personnel have been rewarded for their excellence in performance and 12 personnel have been promoted.
At the programme, Prime Minister Nepal presented the Nepal Police’s ‘Life-time Achievement’ award to former Inspector General of Police Durlav Kumar Thapa and Letters of Commendation to police personnel for best performance.
A police march-past, uniform display, pipe drum display, band display, group dance and group band display were performed on the occasion.
Office-bearers of the Police Women’s Family Association lit 55 lamps on the occasion. The police also held fireworks at the conclusion of the Police Day ceremony.