Kathmandu, July 1
Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala Sunday said the Maoists joined the peaceful politics because of late Girija Prasad Koirala and the party would move ahead by following the path shown by late Koirala.
Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Women Association, a sister organization of the party, to mark the 89th birth anniversary of late Koirala in the capital, the NC chief urged the Maoists not to give up the politics of consensus.
"When democratic process is flourishing around the world, NC will not tolerate any form of autocracy," Koirala said.
Nepali Congress would continue its struggle for democracy, he said adding, "Bullets cannot derail it from its campaign for democracy."
Koirala urged the cadres of the Nepal Women Association to work for maintaining party unity and said that the party was ready to give more responsibilities to its women leaders. "But the women should be capable
enough while asking for more responsibilities," he said.
"We have to keep party united, I hope help from you all for it," he told the participating women leaders.
NC central member
Bhim Bahadur Tamang said the country obtained the political change due to late GP Koirala and asked all to go ahead together.
"We have to follow the path of late GP Koirala to have our rights" he said.
He said that the party would become stronger if the women were given key responsibilities in the party.
Central member Sujata Koirala said that the parties gave up the politics of consensus initiated by late Girija Prasad Koirala and invited the current deadlock.
Central members Mina Pandey, Ishwori Neupane and Pampha Bhusal, NC Kathmandu president Bhimsen Dash Pradhan, former Nepal Student Union president Gururaj Ghimire and others also highlighted various aspects of late Koirala on the occasion.