Our party is for sovereignty, in­tegrity and in­di­vis­i­ble na­tion: Bas­anta Raj Kun­war

Re­tired SSP of the Nepal Po­lice and renowned so­cial worker Bas­anta Raj Kun­war , who has re­cently en­tered pol­i­tics by reg­is­ter­ing a new party. Ex­cerpts of an in­ter­view with Kun­war as given be­low:

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Q. Have the Gov­ern­ment ex-ser­vice per­son­nel re­ally be­come ac­tive in pol­i­tics?

Ans: Yes now the ex-na­tional ser­vice per­son­nel is go­ing to be very ac­tive in pol­i­tics and re­lieve the coun­try from this quag­mire and trans­form the coun­try into a well-de­vel­oped, safe and af­flu­ent coun­try.

Q. what is the ra­tio­nal of open­ing a new party amongst the al­ready ex­ist­ing 180 par­ties?

Ans: As more and more par­ties came into ex­is­tence the peo­ple be­came poor, in­se­cure and had to live in fear in one's own coun­try, looks like the coun­try is in con­trol of share­hold­ers. All the re­spon­si­ble par­ties are ei­ther busy break­ing up the coun­try or de­stroy­ing the re­li­gious cul­ture or tra­di­tion of the coun­try and some are even in­ter­ested in de­stroy­ing the har­mony of the coun­try by rais­ing eth­ni­cal and re­gional is­sues.

Although na­tional ser­vice­men party have been re­quest­ing all the con­cerned to be more re­spon­si­ble and change the strat­egy but there was no improvement there­fore na­tional ser­vice­men had to come to the fore front to save the coun­try and pro­tect the Nepalese peo­ple.

Q. what will be your sta­tus among the al­ready ex­ist­ing well es­tab­lished par­ties with its roots in ev­ery vil­lage?

Ans: We will soon be in a po­si­tion to give all these par­ties a tough fight. There are all types of peo­ple in this party and we are here to bring back the coun­try back to its track.

Q: what was the main rea­son for join­ing pol­i­tics?

Ans: We had to get in­volved in pol­i­tics be­cause of high de­gree of in­sult, to the ser­vice­men and cor­rup­tion in the sys­tem. We all are aware of in­stances where of­fi­cers like CDO's and sec­re­taries are man han­dled by politi­cians. High hand­ed­ness of politi­cians are seen in ev­ery sec­tor be it busi­ness, agri­cul­ture or in­dus­try and ev­ery­thing is in dis­ar­ray. There­fore we had to join the pol­i­tics as there was dan­ger even to the na­tion and nationality.

Q. What is in the man­i­festo of your party?

Ans: Our aim is very sim­ple. We will not let any harm come to our sovereignty, in­tegrity and our bor­ders. We will cre­ate a brother­hood among all Nepalese. We will make eco­nomic progress and strive for ev­ery Nepalese fam­ily to have an in­come of at least one lakh ru­pees.Our aim is to make ev­ery Nepali to feel proud to be a Nepali and be­lieve in the motto ac­tions speak bet­ter than words.

Q. What is the se­cret of your party that will make every­one be­lieve in you r party?

Ans: We have ev­ery­thing we need to be an af­flu­ent na­tion but we lack po­lit­i­cal will power. We should iden­tify the right peo­ple for the right posts which the par­ties are not do­ing now and peo­ple do not ex­pect this from the par­ties as all of them are prac­tic­ing par­ti­san­ship pol­i­tics. We will end this sys­tem of the gov­ern­ment be­ing the big­gest stum­bling block for de­vel­op­ment.

Q. What is your party's eco­nomic pol­icy?

Ans: Our aim is to make every­one in Nepal rich and reach such an eco­nom­i­cal state that ev­ery Nepali will be able to travel the world for six months by work­ing for six months only. We all know that a strong econ­omy is the ba­sis for all types of de­vel­op­ment in a na­tion be it ed­u­ca­tion, health etc. The politi­cians should have this dream and then the in­tel­lec­tu­als and other ex­perts will turn this dream into a re­al­ity. We be­lieve that we have all the means for ev­ery fam­ily in Nepal to make an earn­ing of at least one lakh ru­pees

Q. What is your opin­ion re­gard­ing safety and se­cu­rity?

Ans: We give top pri­or­ity to na­tional se­cu­rity and we be­lieve that ev­ery Nepali has a right to live in a safe and se­cure en­vi­ron­ment. We will elim­i­nate all types of in­se­cu­rity in the so­ci­ety like ex­tor­tion, van­dal­ism, hooli­gan­ism and kid­nap­ping. We will also try to erad­i­cate other so­cial evils like hu­man traf­fick­ing, drug traf­fick­ing, and women and chil­dren traf­fick­ing. We will strongly fol­low the cit­i­zens char­ter of safety and se­cu­rity of the so­ci­ety. We will also pro­tect ev­ery inch of our Na­tion and es­tab­lish a tra­di­tion of "Border Pooja" once ev­ery year. We will pro­vide the right at­mos­phere for all the gov­ern­ment mech­a­nism to func­tion prop­erly which is not present at present ac­cord­ing to the re­cent re­port of World Bank.

Q: What new ideas do you have for Na­tional de­vel­op­ment?

Ans: We will walk the talk and not talk the talk only. Right now the par­ties are only mouthing the words "for the na­tion and for the peo­ple and do­ing noth­ing about it. We will have a sys­tem­atic ap­proach to ev­ery type of de­vel­op­ment be it ed­u­ca­tion, agri­cul­ture or de­fense. We will have the right peo­ple at the right place and give due re­spect to those that de­serve it. We will have a proper mon­i­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion mech­a­nism and plan and mon­i­tor all the works of the INGOS and NGOS so that every­one is work­ing for the Na­tion and not against it.

Q: There is al­ready a party named Naya Shakti for this type of work?

Ans: In ac­tu­al­ity our party is the NAYA SHAKTI (new force). The party called Naya Shakti is not a new power as how can a party hav­ing ex-prime min­is­ter and ex min­is­ters in the lead­er­ship be a new power. The peo­ple have al­ready seen their per­for­mance in the past and so we can­not ex­pect the na­tion to change dras­ti­cally in the fu­ture as these lead­ers were not able to do so in the past. We need new peo­ple in the lead­er­ship and not new par­ties.

Q. Who is the ideal of your party?

Our ideal is the Nepalese peo­ple them­selves. We will not be hang­ing the pic­tures of for­eign lead­ers. Our ideals are the Nepalese peo­ple work­ing for their coun­try be it a farmer, king, sol­dier, jour­nal­ist, so­cial worker etc. Our party does not be­lieve in spend­ing our hard earned money on these politi­cians who are al­ways busy bick­er­ing and fight­ing with each other. We also be­lieve that even the politi­cians should not re­ceive perks and ben­e­fits af­ter they are out of a post just like all the ser­vice peo­ple.Our party has been born in Nepal and for and of the Nepalese. We be­lieve that the time is ripe for all the Nepalese to join our party not only to pro­tect our Coun­try but also to pro­tect the hard earned tax pay­ers money of the poor Nepalese.

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