Druk National Congress (DNC) President Rongthong Kunley Dorji on Monday called on Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Puspha Kamal Dahal and held discussion on the long-standing Bhutanese refugee issue.
During the meeting held at Dahal’s residence at Naya Bazaar of Kathmandu, Dorji briefed him about the strategic alliance of political parties and human rights organizations.
In response, Maoist Chairman Dahal assured Dorji that the UCPN (Maoist) would seriously look into the Bhutanese refugee issue.
“I have my solidarity with your cause and always support the democratic struggle of the Bhutanese refugees,” Karma Duptho, who accompanied Dorji, told Bhutan News Service quoting Dahal as saying.
According to Duptho, President Dorji informed the Maoist Chairman that the alliance has expected supports from the Government of Nepal.
“The alliance aims to approach the Government of Nepal to facilitate a dialogue between the alliance and the Government of Bhutan, so that it could work on the terms and conditions for return of the refugees, human rights organizations and political parties to Bhutan,” Duptho quoted Dorji as saying to Dahal.
Dorji, who has been lobbying with Nepali leaders after he was asked to lead the strategic alliance, also told Dahal that Bhutanese in exiles have the high expectations from the GoN.
The strategic alliance consists of Druk National Congress, People’s Party, Bhutan National Democratic Party and Bhutanese Movement Steering Committee.