King not a symbol of unity: Koirala

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{image-G P_ Koirala03_26122007.jpg}Kathmandu, Dec 26: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Girija Prasad Koirala today said the king cannot be the symbol of national unity. Mr Koirala asked party workers to move ahead taking people as the supreme authority.

Addressing party workers of Morang district in Biratnagar, the PM also stressed the need for democratisation in every sector as per the changing times, Kantipur reported. Reminding the party's history and urging the party workers to remain united as the country was facing a crisis, the PM directed them to go to villages to ensure the party's victory with majority in the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections.

He also vowed to democratise the leadership of the party. Reiterating his commitment to conduct the CA elections, he also said he would not a break from the politics until the elections are conducted. Amrit Aryal, Morang district chairman of the party, briefed the NC President on the party activities in the district.

He also asked Mr Koirala to include 25 members from the district as per the proportional electoral system in the CA. Mr Koirala, who was on a three-day hometown visit, is returning to Kathmandu this afternoon.


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