Monday, May 20, 2013

Private sector unites against donation terror, strikes; urges for free, fair, peaceful election to lead country towards economic prosperity

The private sector representatives — under the initiative of National Business Initiative (NBI) — have today decided to unite against forceful donation, strikes, bandh and destructive activities during the coming election.
As the country is heading towards election, the business community should be united against forceful donation terror, bandh, strikes and destructive activities like earlier years, concluded some two dozen entrepreneurs during an interaction on 'Business Initiative for Free, Fair and Peaceful Election' here today.
The private sector should also be united to save the economy of the country, they said, adding that the private sector should pressurise the political parties to include economic agenda in the election manifesto for the prosperous future.
The meeting also formed a committee led by former president of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Rabi Bhakta Shrestha to bring a concrete plan on private sector's role and agenda for the free, fair and peaceful election.
The meeting dwelt on transparent donation system for accountability instead of forceful donation like during earlier elections; bandh and strikes by poplitical parties and their commitment towards private sector and economic development, according to NBI president Padma Jyoti. "Free, fair and peaceful election is also a serious concern for the private sector," he added.
The incidents of first Constituent Assembly election should not be repeated, said NBI general secretary Surendra Bir Malakar, on the occasion. "The entrepreneurs should give donation to the political parties through banking channel for transparency and accountability," he said, adding that the unity among the private sector will pressurise the political parties not only to include minimum economic agenda in their election manifesto but also to manage donation transparently. "The next meeting of the NBI will decide the path ahead for the private sector."
The students unions are also on forceful donation drive for their election currently, complained the entrepreneurs, who fear the repetition of forceful donation terror like earlier elections.
They also demanded their respectful representation — in 50 seats — in the coming CA election to lobby for the private sector and economic agenda.

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