Saturday, 22nd November 2014

Sujata criticizes NC of failing to ensure 'inclusive cabinet'


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Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala has criticized her own party for not being able to ensure an “all inclusive cabinet”.

The former Foreign Minister complained that the current cabinet led by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is not representative of the Nepalese diversity as there is not justified representation of those who have been traditionally marginalised – Janjatis, women and Dalits

Speaking at a press meet in Birgunj, Koirala even said that the current cabinet has failed to maintain “regional, gender and ethnic balance” as out of the 21 members in the cabinet, including PM Koirala, 12 are from the so-called high caste hill Brahmin community, 4 are from Chhetri community and the remaining are Janajatis and Madhesis. There is no single representation from the so called ‘low caste’ Dalit community.    

Koirala, who has become a political non-entity inside her own party after her father Girija Prasad Koirala, who headed the NC and served as the Prime Minister of Nepal on four occasions, died in 2010, said that delivering the constitution within a year should be the first priority of the political parties and the government.


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