The Druk National Congress–Democratic (DNC-D) has asked Nepali Prime Minister –elect Jhala Nath Khanal to find amicable solution to the long-standing Bhutanese refugee problem.
Issuing a congratulatory message to PM Khanal on Friday, DNC-D General Secreaty Narad Adhikari said, “We look forward that the new government of Nepal, under the charismatic leadership of Khanal, will give full priority to the Bhutanese refugee problem and take prompt and appropriate measures towards finding a comprehensive and amicable solution so that great justice could be bestowed to the Bhutanese refugees.”
The DNC-D also highlighted that the election of the new prime minister has ended a long political impasse in Nepal, giving new light and hope for everyone towards completing the peace process and drafting the new constitution for the country thereby paving the way for strengthening the newly established republican democracy in Nepal.
A statement issued this afternoon said, “Khanal, who comes from the eastern part of Nepal, where over one hundred thousand Bhutanese refugees have been living for the last two decades, is well aware of the genuine cause and the genesis of the Bhutanese refugee problem.”
According to the party’s claim, PM Khanal has always heard the grievances of the Bhutanese refugees keenly and closely, and assured several times that his party CPN-UML is strongly committed for materialising the right to repatriation of the Bhutanese refugees to their homestead with dignity and in security.
“DNC (Democratic), a constituent member of the NFD-Bhutan, coalition of all the major political parties in exile, takes this opportunity to pray and wish for the successful tenure of the new Prime Minister,” added he.