Kathmandu, April 30
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has called for collaboration among political parties to establish permanent peace, write new constitution and achieve political stability.
In a May Day message, Koirala said that the country has got a republican democratic system after an epoch making change of 2006. "I urge all the fellow political parties to work with seriousness, goodwill and a sense of cooperation for peace, constitution and political stability," he said.
May 1 is a memorable day when workers all over the world attained their hard fought rights, Koirala said. In Nepal, worker movement was the starting point of people’s revolution of 2007 BS. Nepali Congress and workers are closely connected to each other, he added.
Recalling that a government led by Nepali Congress had formulated laws in 2016 BS ensuring the rights of workers, Koirala said. However, Nepalese workers continue to face various problems even today. He said that Nepali Congress will work to ensure their rights.
Similarly, CPN-UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal has said in his May Day message that Nepalese workers are not getting the guarantee of minimum pay and other benefits. Ending the political transition and building new Nepal through united efforts is only the option left, he said.
New Nepal can be built and the rights of workers guaranteed only through undivided movement of workers, Khanal said.
Meanwhile, the establishment and dissident factions of the Maoist party are planning separate rallies and functions to mark May Day on Tuesday.
Maoist trade union leaders who addressed a corner meeting of its workers the other day, however, stressed the need of unity of workers to work for the welfare of the working class.
The trade union leaders strongly criticized the factionalism and conflict within the Maoist party and expressed their concerns that this was weakening the party.
Addressing the corner meeting, president of All Nepal Trade Union Federation (ANTUF) Salikram Jamarkattel said that a group within the Maoist party was working to intensify intra-party conflict. As a result, the party is on the verge of split, he added.
"We have been closely monitoring who are active to split the Maoist party, Jamarkattel said. He added that best efforts will be made to keep the party unity intact.
Leader Jamarkattel, who is also a Maoist lawmaker representing Dhading constituency-3, said that the marches and rallies were held as part of preparations for the May Day celebrations.
The Maoist trade union workers have planned rickshaw and motorcycle rallies to mark the international workers day.