HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Speakers at a programme in the City today said that youth leaders could have done more to press political parties to promulgate the constitution through the now-dissolved Constituent Assembly.
The youth are future leaders of the country and they need to shun corruption and politics for power to take Nepal into the new era, said youth leaders of various political parties.
Jagannath Khatiwada, central member of the CPN-UML, said, “The Constituent Assembly was dissolved as young leaders failed to play a constructive role. The issue of ethnicity has remained unresolved.”
Gururaj Ghimire, former president of Nepal Student Union, said young CA members also failed to pile pressure on political leadership to promulgate the constitution.
Lekhnath Neupane, former president of the All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary, said youth leaders were involved in corruption. He demanded that caretaker Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai resign to make way for political consensus.
Govind Bhattarai, former president of the Nepal Student Union, said all political achievements of the last seven decades were lost due to incapability of political leaders.
Yogendra Raya Yadav of the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum and Dhan Bahadur Budha, former president of the Rastriya Prajantra Bidhyarthi Sangh, called on young people to work for the betterment of the country.