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Late Pradeep Giri as someone who understood socialism: NC President Deuba

2023 Aug 22, 7:19, Kathmandu
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Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that late Pradip Giri was the only leader after BP Koirala who was well-versed in democratic socialism.

At a programme organized by the School of Democracy here on Monday on the first memorial day of late Giri, Deuba added, "He is a leader who could describe socialism. Hence our party should compile his thoughts and write-up."

Stating that late Giri was a studious and hardworking person having a profound knowledge on politics, Deuba asserted that late Giri was always in favor of democracy.

"Late Giri, who believed in a multi-party system, always supported the party but he turned down the proposal to assume the role in the Council of Ministers," Deuba recalled.

According to him, late Giri was in favor of inclusiveness and had espoused a concept called 'Kadamajama' which emphasizes development and upliftment of Karnali, Dalit, Madheshi, indigenous communities and women.

Similarly, Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal's leader Upendra Yadav reminisced late Giri as a leader who always supported the Madhesh Movement as the 'Movement for Rights'.

Barshaman Pun, Deputy General-Secretary of CPN (Maoist Centre), viewed that leaders from various parties coming together in a single forum to discuss the ideals and thoughts upheld by late Giri meant a huge honor for the late leader.

Similarly, Pradip Gyawali, Deputy General-Secretary of CPN (UML) said that late Giri was an activist who always fought for democracy and his contributions to the country should be documented.

Likewise, General Secretary of CPN (Unified Socialist) Ghanashyam Bhusal said that the late Giri was knowledgeable about Marxism and had a deep inclination towards Marxism.

Present on the memorial day were NC central leaders Dr Minendra Rijal, Min Bishwakarma and Nain Singh Mahar, Rastriya Swatantra Party leader Manish Jha, spouse of late Giri Bharati Silwal among others who reflected on the thoughts and contributions of late Giri.

Pradip Giri, a noted socialist thinker, had passed away on August 20, 2022.


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