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Asia Pacific Summit: NCP leader Rawal seeks govt accountability

KATHMANDU: Senior leader of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bhim Rawal has said that the government must act responsibility in matters related to organisation of the Asia Pacific Summit being held here in the capital.

“The government and the party cannot be used (mobilised) for vested interests of any individual or a private organisation,” the former minister had tweeted this afternoon.

“National interest must be kept in mind and diplomatic protocol must be maintained while thinking of the outcome. The organisers of the event that is being held in the name of peace must tell the public about how the expenses will be met. If not, the government must find out and reveal the sources,” Rawal further stated.The summit that is being organised here in the capital on December 1-2 has run into controversy of sorts ever since it came to the public’s notice that the event is being co-hosted by Nepal government in association with Universal Peace Federation (UPF), an INGO which promotes one religion and is accused of proselytism.

Prior to this, the main opposition party Nepali Congress had accused the government of co-hosting the event with UPF, slamming this as an unconstitutional act from the government of a secular country.

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