Free media will promote democracy: NC general secretary-elect Sharma
Kathmandu : Nepali Congress (NC) general secretary-elect Bishwa Prakash Sharma has underlined the need of sending the message of social transformation through actions. Talking to Nepali Congress beat reporters today following his election to the party general secretary post from the NC 14th General Convention, he said social transformation was not needed for any particular party, it was required for the entire nation, instead.
He went on to explain that social transformation was a must along with infrastructure development to build the nation and it could be achieved by eliminating superstitions and so many harmful practices like child marriage, domestic violence against women, acid attack and so on. As he asserted, it is the common responsibility of all to fight such unwanted practices.
The 50-year-old leader who had the experience of serving as the Spokesperson of the NC for three years said that the party newly elected general secretary and the party president were responsible to further uniting the party. He pledged to be media-friendly during his tenure as the party general secretary. On a different note, he said he was always committed to citizen’s fundamental rights including the press freedom guaranteed by the Constitution. “Free media and multi-party competition will enhance the status of democracy,” he asserted.