Menifestoes of Political Parties [General
Nepali Congress Manifesto: Highlights
Nepali Congress Party is the representative
party of Nepalese people who believe in the cause of nationalism,
democracy and socialism. Since its genesis in 1947, the
party has fought many a battles against the hereditary Rana
Regime and autocratic Panchayat System, and remained in
the forefront for the establishment of multiparty parliamentary
democracy and for safeguarding human rights, freedom, equality
and justice to the Nepalese people. The Party has made many
sacrifices in fulfilling historical responsibility to establish
and consolidate democracy by leading the 1950 (2007B.S.)
and 1990 (2046B.S.) revolutions successfully.
Having been throough five decades' of
democratic movement, the Party, as guided by its leaders,
the late Bisheswor Prasad Koirala, Subarna Shumsher and
Ganesh Man Singh, avows to uphold its deep commitment to
protect and promote the parliamentary multiparty democracy,
good governance and Constitutional Monarchy and basic rights
of the people by strengthening freedom and championing the
cause of national unity and dignity.
The party holds the conviction that multi-party
democracy must be pivotal to the political freedom, decentralized
system of governance, elimination of discrimination and
prejudice between men and women, haves and haves-nots, the
powerful and the helpless and upper and lower castes. It
believe also in the balanced development of different languages,
cultures and traditions, high respect for the individual
dignity and peace and fearless society, economic prosperity
and social justice.
At a time when the world is about to enter
the 21st century, the Nepali Congress believes that the
nation must accept the challenges to be confronted in future.
For this, the party will concentrate all its attention towards
the swift transformation of socially and economically backward
Nepal into a prosperous and developed nation by eradicating
illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, corruption and ever--growing
Democratic Socialism: Ways to Economic
prosperity and social justice:
In its search for a society based on equality
and justice, the Nepali Congress adopted the principles
of the democratic socialism and decentralization in 1957.
The Party firmly believes that with the implementation of
the balanced democratic socialistic programs, the society
can achieve the economic prosperity through the fair distributions
on the basis of equality and social justice. The party will
remain alert to take the fruits of prosperity to every layers
and households of the Nepalese society.
Economic Freedom and Role of Private Sectors:
The Nepali Congress is convinced that
in accordance with the rule of the country, the private
sectors should also benefit from the opportunity of economic
freedom without any hitches. The private sectors should
be promoted to play a vital role in the growth of national
economy and in creating new employment opportunities. The
government in this regard will provide opportunities to
private sectors in the economic activities for the development
of socio-economic infrastructures to guarantee the social
justice and security to the hapless and deprived masses.
Since the first and ultimate goal of the
development is the upliftment of the people, the Nepali
congress assumes that the target of our development should
be people oriented. To do so, the party gives emphasis on
the opportunities for education, skill development, training
and rights to information, extension of health services,
a strong national campaign against eradication of poverty,
ways to increase the employment and income generation to
the Nepalese people. The party also emphasizes respect for
the individual freedom, dignity and opportunity for works
based on their skill and capacity, decentralized administration
and development of local leadership, uncorrupt administration.
The party also gives importance for instilling self-confidence
and social services in every Nepali citizen.
Background of the Upcoming General Election:
Instability wreaked havoc on the national
politics over the past four and half year. Political parties
indulged in the unhealthy and non-political practices to
gain power. Governments collapsed because of the parliamentarians'
unethical ways to ride the power ladder which tarnished
their own images.
The Governments remained shaky due to
the nature of hung parliament where no parties could enjoy
a majority. The development works and free and impartial
administration in the country were disturbed. Polarization
and groupism among and within the political parties raised
its ugly head in the national political scene. The CPN-UML
disintegrated into two parties and the Rastriya Prajatantra
Party and Nepal Sadbhavana Party also followed the suit.
The leaders of these breakaway parties cried for the head
of their erstwhile party colleagues.
At this backdrop of national politics,
corruption, poverty and unemployment reigned supreme in
the width and breadth of the country. Terrorism and violence
in the name of Maoism, centered against the Nepali Congress,
aims at overthrowing the constitutional parliamentary democracy
in the country. The Nepali Congress thus decided to call
for a fresh mandate believing that the people's mandate
is the only way out to relieve the country from these anomalies,
perversion and chaos.
Main Agenda for the Forthcoming Election:
The coming general election is a process
to do away with the irregularities and anomalies like horse-trading,
corrupt, irrational and aggressive attitudes among the politicians
that surfaced on the national political scene. The people,
being disgusted with all these political perversions, are
opting for a strong and vibrant parliament with a strong
government to stop the vagaries of a coalition government.
The Nepali Congress wishes to fulfill the Nepalese people's
aspiration for a majority government and brings the major
agenda for the coming general elections that are as follows:
The Nepali Congress wants to put an end
to the political instability in the country that ensued
after the formation of the hung parliament. The most important
agenda for the coming general election is the formation
of a Nepali Congress's majority government.
Politics based on norms and values to curb undemocratic
and unparliamentary behavior among the politicians.
Continuation of the economic policy and programs initiated
by the Nepali Congress government formed after the 1991
general election. Even the international community has supported
these programs meant to uplift the condition of rural masses
and eradication of poverty.
Freedom from corruption and Mafia rule to end the economic
leakages, smuggling, black-marketing and corruption from
the every layer of the Nepalese society.
Initiation of a free, impartial and efficient administration
by putting an end to the political interference on the day
to day administration, judiciary, police, public and education
Guarantee for the peace and security for a fearless society
by ensuring an end to the politics of murder and terrorism
in the country in the name Maoist movement. We are convinced,
at this juncture, the Nepalese people will reject the politics
of murder and terrorism and cast their votes in Nepali Congress's
Clean and Efficient Parliament:
It has become a need of the present time
for any government to translate the people's aspiration
for a clean and efficient parliament into reality. It may
be recalled that after the second general election, the
minority CPN-UML government formed with the support from
Nepali Congress grew more and more despotic. The issues
of national interest were undermined, and due to the nature
of hung parliament, parliamentarians spent much of their
time in unparliamentary practices leading to the loss of
faith of international community in Nepalese polity. However,
the Nepali Congress, in recent past, developed a mutual
understanding and an atmosphere for cordial relation with
other political parties. This sense of cordiality and mutuality
allowed the party to call for the fresh general election
to restore the Nepalese people's and international community's
faith in our Parliament. The Nepali Congress will continue
its endeavor to make the Parliament cleaner and more efficient
in the days to come.
Nepali Congress's Achievements:
The government formed after the 1991 elections
and other Nepali Congress led governments formed after 1994
has secured milestones in achieving economic prosperity
thereby transforming the socio- economic conditions of the
economically and socially backward Nepalese people. Regarding
the implementation of social security and cultural uplift
programs for the Nepalese, The Nepali Congress Governments
so far have:
Allocated funds amounting to 400 million
rupees for elderly, widows and handicapped citizens.
Launched the programs to uplift the conditions of the downtrodden
and under-privileged sections of the society.
Chalked out programs for indigenous people for their all-round
Charted out the programs to encourage women to bring them
into the mainstream of development guaranteeing that all
primary schools employ a lady teacher and provide Rs. 25
monthly to girl students in 15 districts where women literacy
is very low.
Exempted half land revenues to the farmers who paid their
half land taxes to the local VDCs to be used as per the
VDCs discretion in their development works. The party will
now provide full exemption of land revenues for farmers.
Launched programs to establish rural banks in the five development
regions. The banks provide loans at concessional rates to
the hapless and deprived classes.
Provided soft loans upto 10,000 rupees to earthquake and
natural calamity victims.
Reduced the prices of salt by half for the remote areas,
provided grants for biogas, solar energy and small hydropower
Given priority to the encouragement of regional languages.
Brought legislation to end the dual ownership on land and
to transform many Guthi into Raikar lands.
Fixed the problems of bond-laborers and landless people.
Provided support and assistance to the families of martyrs
and political sufferers.
Rural Self-dependence Scheme:
Regarding the self- dependence scheme
of rural areas, The Nepali Congress has begun tasks to lay
the foundations of self-sufficiency by providing basic facilities
of education, health, irrigation drinking water, motorable
roads, telephones and electricity to the rural areas. The
other tasks done in this regard to achieve the rural self-dependence
forwarding of Rs. 50,000 to each village each year.
Establishing of health posts with medical doctors in 120
electoral constituencies and opening up of post offices
in every village.
Building of schools in villages and launching of free education
program upto secondary levels.
Supplying drinking water to additional four million people.
Increment in the loans to the farmers and formulation of
programs to allocate 2.5 billion rupees as loans to formers
within six years as the poverty alleviation programs.
Equipping all VDCs with telephone facilities.
Construction of four thousand motorable roads. An additional
nine thousand kilometers of motorable roads will be added
Long-term development works by Nepali Congress:
New plans for development for the water
resources: After coming to the power, the Nepali Congress
stressed to give priority to the all- round development
of the vast water resources. It initiated big projects on
Arun III, Kali Gandaki A and Mid-Marshyangdi and formulated
new laws for the initiation and implementation of new projects.
As a result, the 140-megawat Kaligandaki A project is being
completed rapidly while projects on Khimti(60mw), Bhotekoshi(40mw)
Modi(15mw) Puwakhola (6mw) Chilime(15mw) and Indrawati (10mw)
are being run simultaneously. After the completion of these
projects, the capacity of hydropower will almost double
The other long-term development works:
Construction of Dhulikhel-Sindhuli-Bardibas
Works on the plans to supply of Melamchi water to Kathmandu.
Constructions of 22 bridges over the various rivers of Far-
Western Region's Mahendra Highway.
An additional irrigation facility to two hundred thousand
hectares of land.
Establishment of health academies and medical colleges such
as BP Koirala Health and Science Institute in Dharan, BP
Koirala Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur and medical colleges
in Pokhara, Nepalganja and Bhairahawa.
Establishment of new universities and engineering colleges
like Kathmandu University, Eastern University in Biratnagar,
Pokhara University .
Initiation and implementation of new liberal economic policy
leading to the opening up of new industries and diverse
Increment of volumes of export amounting to 30 billion rupees
from seven billions earlier.
Massive increase in the public revenue collection that rose
up to 39 billion rupees from 10.73 billions and increase
in the public expenditures for the development works.
Foreign exchange reserves reached 71 billions marks.
Decentralization of power from the corridors of Singh Durbar
to the villages.
Completion of local elections in Maoist violence affected
New opportunities for the employment.
Empowerment of women and provisions for women's rights on
Programs to Tackle Future Challenges:
The Nepali Congress also envisages the
ways to tackle challenges that may arise in the future and
also when the country enters the new millenium. Keeping
in line with globalization process of the world and neighboring
countries, the party's all endeavors will aim at mobilizing
the resources, capitals, technology and management skills
to attain its goal of national prosperity through increased
production and incomes. After the formation of the new Nepali
Congress's majority government following the general election,
the programs and policy of the party will create an atmosphere
that will bring the socio- economic transformation among
the Nepalese people.
The Nepali Congress will also aim at improving
the revenue collections, minimizing expenditures and will
increase incomes from tourism, water resources, forest and
agriculture. It will create opportunities for employment
by expanding the industrialization and economic process
and invite NGOs and private sectors to participate in economic
activities based on the liberal economic policy. The friendly
atmosphere for the national and international investment
will quicken the nation's economic growth process. With
the rapid growth of nation's economy, the party wants to
raise the per capita income of the Nepalese people to the
level of 700 US dollars within the next twenty years.
Revolution in Agriculture:
Modernization and introduction of new
technologies in the agriculture are needed to uplift 80
percent people living on agriculture. The Nepali Congress
has formulated a 20-year Agriculture Policy in order to
increase the agriculture production. It has also brought
into effect the five-year plans to raise the agriculture
productions there by developing the conditions of people
depending on agriculture.
Development of Water Resources:
In the past years, the Nepali Congress,
under its programs to harness the country's massive water
resources to its optimum level, has invited the investments
from private, national and foreign agencies. Because of
this, eight major projects have already been under way,
which will generate about 320 mega-watt power. To maximize
the benefits from our water resources, the party believes
in the use of water from the Karnali, Mahaklai, Koshi and
Gandaki rivers to produce electricity, which can also be
sold to neighboring countries, and can also be utilized
as means of water transportation and irrigation. The Nepali
Congress accepts the Treaty made with India on the use of
Mahakali River's water for it would be in the interests
of Nepal and its people. The Nepali congress will also give
emphasis on the smooth completion of West Seti and Pancheswor
water projects and will attempt to invite foreign investment
on major projects on the Koshi and Karnali. However, the
party will uphold the national interest while inviting foreign
agencies for investing in Nepal's water resources.
Improvement in Revenue Collection and
Economy in Expenditures:
The tax collection system will be expanded
and will be made more simple, efficient and transparent.
The system of VAT will be free from duality, bureaucratic
and administrative hassles. The party will effectively control
unnecessary and unproductive public expenditures.
Industry, Tourism and Commerce:
Owing to the liberal economic policy of
the Nepali Congress government, programs to initiate the
development of industry and, commerce have gained a new
height as the national and foreign investments have been
increased tremendously in these sectors. Likewise the diverse
and unique geography, natural, ethnic and cultural variations
of the nation have opened the possibilities for rapid development
of tourism too. In future, the party will put its emphasis
on the development of industry, commerce and tourism through
the participation of private and non- private sectors.
Revolution in Education:
The party, which has made the education
upto 10 grade free of cost, will raise the standard of lower
and higher education as per the need of the changing time.
It will make primary level education available for all children,
raise the number of school going children by hundred per
cent, take the rate of literacy to 70 per cent from the
current 48 percent and will reduce the discrepancy in the
standard of the public and private schools and colleges.
Public Health Services and Population
The party will provide primary health
services at all parts of the country by producing more than
eighty thousands women health assistants within the next
five years, and free medicines will be provided to the people
by establishing health posts in all the village development
committees by next two years.
Reduction in Regional Imbalance:
Because of the difficult geography of
the country, the northern and some inner terai parts of
the country and its people have been lagging behind in the
development process. A need has been felt for the reformulation
of the political and administration structure in the districts
where the more apparent of fruit of developments like motor
roads, electricity, drinking water, health services and
telephones are yet to reach. In this regard, the special
development programs for 25 high mountain districts will
be brought into effect to correct the imbalance in the development
process in the country's different regions.
Distribution of Citizenship:
The Nepali Congress will effectively work
for the process of distributions of citizenship that will
be made simpler. The problems concerning the distribution
of citizenship will be no more in the next five years.
Use of Foreign Assistance:
As the internal resources are not sufficient
for economic progress of a developing country like ours
at a time when the world economy is experiencing stiff competition,
the Nepali Congress will aim at inviting multinational companies,
more foreign grants and unconditional loans to launch the
all-out development process of the country. However, the
party thinks that these aids should not create hindrances
in mobilizing internal resources, skills and technologies.
Forest Conservation and Development:
The programs concerning the establishment
of the forest product based industries will be brought and
implemented to make the forest resources an important ingredient
to national incomes. The management in sanctuaries and conservation
centers will be made more efficient and the production of
medicinal herbs will be promoted. Special programs will
be implemented to stop the encroachment and soil erosion
in the Chure hill regions.
Environment and City Housing:
The planned housing system programs and
the works for the disposal of wastage of the Kathmandu valley
and other cities will be executed effectively. The works
on road maintenance, electrification and preservation of
cultural and religious sites will also be implemented effectively.
A powerful authorized body will be formed to implement these
programs in an integrated way. The same authority will also
control the pollution and manage the conservation of environment
in Kathmandu and other places.
Employment to Every Households:
To reduce the level of half-unemployment
per cent from current 47 percent and full-unemployment from
the five per cent, the party will fully implement its"
Employment to every household" program and create new
employment opportunities in agriculture, livestock, forest,
tourism, cottage industires and also industries based in
Nepal and abroad to pull two-hundred thousands poor family
above from below the poverty line.
Development of Transportation:
The party that mobilized national and
international cooperations to build the motorable roads
in the past will aim to build roads that will reach the
headquarters of each district. To fulfill these requirements,
the party will build about eight thousand motorable roads
in next five years.
Information Technology and International
The Nepali congress accords its highest
priority to the development of information technology and
aims to develop the sector with a view to create employment
opportunity to 20 to 25 thousands people and to export software
products worth billions of rupees. Private sectors will
be awarded the chance to run the pagers and other system
while Internet and E-mail facilities will be made available
for most of citizens. The infrastructure for the information
Technology Park will be completed within next year. Meanwhile,
due to our advantageous geographical position from where
countries of the east and West can be contacted at the same
time and increased facility of information technology, Nepal
will also be developed as the center for international finance
Eradication of poverty and rural development
A national volunteer service program for
the eradication of poverty and rural development will be
launched to facilitate villages, where large number of Nepalese
reside eking out their living from agriculture, with roads,
electricity water and telephone services. Assistance will
be provided to rural masses to run their own agriculture
based enterprises. A Poverty Eradication Fund will also
be established that will facilitate an integrated development
of rural housings and sanitation programs. With this Fund,
the villagers will be able to get the employment as per
their skills and capacities.
Science and Technology:
Developments of the technology to help
build infrastructure for the growth of agriculture, cottage
and small industries will be given priority. However, the
party will remain alert to assess the effects of the imported
technology on the country's culture, society, economy and
The process of appointments for the nation's
constitutional bodies will be made more transparent in order
to assign more honest and capable people to these posts.
If necessary, laws and by-laws will be reformed to make
judiciary more efficient and expeditious. The enactment
and effective imposition of laws to curb the rampant corruption
will become a reality. Regarding the declaration of assets,
legislation will be brought effectively to make it necessary
for all those enjoying government facilities to declare
their assets each year.
Good Governance and Decentralization:
The Nepali Congress is firm to make the
present lavish and cumbersome administration more people
oriented, transparent and responsible for the benefit of
every people. As a result, the useless and unproductive
government expenditures, which are the result of perversions
and corruption in the administration, will almost end.
The Nepali Congress is against the politicization
of and political interference in bureaucracy. It will act
immediately and effectively on the recommendations made
by the Congress-installed high level Administration Reformation
Commission in order to allow civil servants to work in a
free and impartial manner. Since decentralization of power
and to local bodies of governance is an important aspect
of good governance, the party will accord important priority
for the decentralization of power to the local levels and
effectively bring forth policy to launch " Rights of
Villages to the Villages" to make VDCs and other local
bodies of governance more autonomous and efficient..
Information and Communication:
The Nepali Congress is committed to the
people's rights to the information. In this regard the means
of communication will be run in an impartial, transparent
and creditable manner. A policy will be formed to make media
more dignified, independent and responsible through the
healthy competition among private sectors. Moreover, about
four hundred thousands telephone lines will be distributed
within the next five years and all villages will be equipped
with the telephone lines by next two years. Mobile telephone
service will be made more widespread.
Maoist Terrorism and National Responsibilities:
The Nepali Congress that believes the
Maoist violence is an outcome of alliance between extreme
leftist and extreme rightist and is meant to weaken and
undermine the democracy in the country. The party, in order
to defeat the politics of violence, will attempt to forge
an all-party consensus and will bring forth effectively
special programs to develop the socio-economic conditions
of the people of the Maoists violence ridden districts.
The party will provide employment to the family members
and education to orphans of those killed by Maoists.
Social Security and Justice:
The Nepali Congress, in consonance with
its principles to make Nepal a welfare state, will provide
support to the socially, economically and physically weaker
sections of the population so that they can live respectful
lives. The programs to help the elders, handicaps, hapless
and deprived will be made more effective and the uncertainties
seen in the distributions of pensions to senior citizens
and widows will be put to an end by taking the distribution
of pensions to the doorsteps of our elderly citizens and
Regional Economic Cooperation:
The globalization process and stiff competition
in world market have also led the Nepali Congress to be
convinced of the necessity of the regional cooperation in
South Asia. In this regard, the party wants SAPTA to be
implemented as soon as possible to the economic development
of this region.
The open policy regarding the NGOs because
of their important role in the country's development will
be continued in future.
Development of Cooperative Movement:
In the country like ours where most of
the people indulge in agriculture for their livelihood,
cooperatives should be encouraged and assisted to develop
the rural economy. The Nepali Congress is in favor of establishing
a separate cooperative ministry and rural banks to boost
the cooperative movement in the country.
The party will continue to give an impetus
to the National Sports Policy and promote the idea of holding
different national and international sports events to help
develop the sports in the country. It will take initiation
in establishing sports development fund and open up national
academy for sports.
Language, Literature, Arts, Culture
The party will avow itself to preserve
and promote the language, art, culture and religion that
reflect the national identity of Nepal and its people. The
Royal Academy, which looks after the promotion of literature,
arts and culture and its activities, will be made more effective.
People dedicating their lives to the promotion and preservation
of arts, culture and literature will be honored with public
felicitations. The religious freedom of minorities will
The Nepali Congress is committed to the
United Nations Charter. Since our foreign policy is based
on the principles of democracy and human rights, the party
wants to develop the friendly relations and mutual cooperation
with neighbors and world's peace loving countries keeping
in mind these two of its basic ideals.
The Nepali Congress gives special importance
to Nepal's relation with its two Neighbors--China and India--and
embraces the policy which underlines that any misunderstanding
between our two big neighbors should be resolved through
the mutual trust, friendly and practical attitudes rather
than by aggressive and exciting approaches.
So far as the problems between Nepal and
India are concerned-- whether on the issues of Indian army's
deployment in the Nepal's Kalapani area, or the Mahakali
River Treaty and the agreement on the implementation of
its projects, or the 1950 Treaty--the Nepali Congress has
the policy of resolving all these problems through diplomatic
dialogues by keeping intact the Nepal's national interests,
sovereignty, integrity and dignity.
The Nepali Congress's endeavor to play
peacekeeping role in the world has led its majority government
to send a record largest contingent of Royal Nepalese Army
personnel in Nepalese history to the UN's peacekeeping efforts.
However the party now thinks that the
UN's structure and programs should be modified in accordance
with the changing world sitaution. The party also believes
firmly that disarmament and peace are the two vital prerequisites
for the social development, therefore the rich and developed
countries should not import arms into the poor countries
rather they should transfer their technology for the socio-economic
development of the poor countries.
Regarding the issue of Bhutanese refugees,
the party strongly supports the idea that the refugee must
get the opportunity to return their homeland respectfully
and peacefully. The party will remain active in making the
effective and result-oriented diplomatic dialogues in order
to immediately create an atmosphere so that the refugees
can return home sooner than possible.
Empowerment of Women:
The Nepali Congress will remain in the
forefront for eliminating the gender discrepancy against
women and will accomplish national and regional programs
to bring the women in the national mainstream. Laws will
be enacted to check the exploitation, violence and crimes
against the women who will also be benefited by the party's
other programs such as promotion of women education and
reservations in civil service posts..
Programs regarding protection and development,
participation of children as well as establishment of centers
for their rehabilitation, facility for guardian's education
will be launched and implemented more effectively. Centers
for child cares and rehabilitation for street children will
Ex- Army Men and Policemen:
To facilitate the ex-army and police personnel
economically, they will be provided with the training and
skill development programs. The party will take initiation
in increasing the pensions and other perks for British Gurkhas
and ending the problems faced by ex-army personnel while
requesting the visas in the different embassies and diplomatic
Youths and Students:
The Nepali Congress will declare a national
policy on youths and students for the achievement of their
all-round development and will establish a national youth
employment center to end the youth unemployment.
Trade Union Movement:
The party will effectively implement the
labor and trade union act and will attempt to refine them
in case the act will show the shortcomings. It will forge
a national consensus in the passage of the laborers' social
security bill in the Parliament.
The Nepali Congress is firm to promote
and preserve the diverse indigenous people and their arts,
cultures, language and religions. To develop the overall
conditions of indigenous people, the party will establish
an autonomous council which will be different and powerful
from the present indigenous people's Development Committee.
Downtrodden and Deprived People:
The downtrodden and deprived section of
society must represent fairly in the process of nation's
political decision and their participation is a must in
the Parliament and other institutions. The party will bring
a bill to the all-round development of the underprivileged.
A provision will be made for the fair representation of
these people in the different hierarchy of the Nepali Congress.
Nepalese Living Abroad:
The party will remain active in the protection
of rights and interests of Nepalese living abroad and will
commit itself to help foreign-based Nepalese to benefit
themselves from the rights and facilities of the particular
country they are living into. Moreover, If those living
abroad wish to send their incomes to Nepal, they will be
facilitated with the efficient banking systems.
Civil Servants Teachers, Army and Police:
To preserve and protect the well-being
and interest of the civil servants, teachers, army and police
personnel, the party will take exceptional cares in modifying
the present remuneration and other perks and facilities
in accordance with the changing necessity. Special training
will be provided to them to their professional uplift and
effectiveness. A work-plan to increase the skills and performances
of army and police will be implemented.
Dear brothers and sisters,
The preservation and protection of the
democracy is still the main agenda of our national politics.
In a poor country like ours, democracy and economic development
are two major political and economic movements. The Nepali
Congress that espouses the cause of protection of democracy
and economic development enjoys the deep and ample faith
and support of the people. The party, which felt responsible
through experiences obtained from the five-decades' struggles,
has brought its commitment, policy and programs to the people
through this manifesto.
The Nepali Congress is the only party
that will protect the country from the disintegration, murder,
violence, terror and chaos and has the determination and
strategy to save the nation from political instability and
dishonesty, corruption, Mafia rule and. It has the policy
and programs to bring the parties like UML, ML, Rastriya
Prajatantra Party and Sadhvabana Party that broke away in
recent past at the single forum to make the national consensus
and unity among all these parties. The Congress, that enjoys
the edge over its rival political parties in garnering faith
and support of international comminutes, has the blueprints
for the overall national development. Thus, this Manifesto
is a distinct document for our nation's bright future and