CPN-UML leader Raghuji Pant. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML leader Raghuji Pant has urged the leadership to encourage righteousness and use of conscience in the party cadres rather than provoking them to be gangsters.
Hinting at the competitions the party leaders seem to be making to prepare aggressive cadres to assault the people with different opinions, leader Pant, on his Wednesday’s facebook post, said that the cadres should be encouraged to use conscience and critical insight rather than following the leadership blindly.
Referring to the street demonstration by the youths close to Chairman KP Oli faction disguised as monkeys on Tuesday, he said that leaders should try to make the cadres social engineers not the sycophants.
He also objected to the use of the ‘term’ army to the party cadres.
“Political parties should not misuse the word army by creating cyber army and IT army to assault the leaders holding different beliefs in the party,” Pant wrote, adding, “Teach the workers to be good people, not to be monkeys on the streets. Good people can be good cadres with critical consciousness.”
He also urged leaders to prepare the cadres who can speak with confidence as such cadres can only be the great assets of the party.
Earlier, the party had seen formed Cyber Army under leader Mahesh Basnet. The organization was used to humiliate, insult and backbite Khanal-Nepal faction leaders.
Pant spoke against such trend after Prabhu Sah inaugurated another organization under the name of IT Army.