Accept democratic procedure, PM Oli urges NC

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli has called on the main opposition Nepali Congress to move ahead by accepting the democratic process.

Addressing a programme today at the NCP(NCP)’s central office Dhumbarahi, the prime minister urged the main opposition party to respect the supremacy of the constitution and move ahead by abiding by the federal democratic republic system.

“In a democracy the Parliament formulates laws, but I wonder if such laws are acceptable to NC,” he said and added that undemocratic and reactionary activities were not acceptable to the government.

Claiming that unification of two communist parties and the formation of a stable government had disturbed the reactionary forces, the prime minister said the government was making efforts to ensure free health care services and education for all.

The prime minister said that all problems facing the country would be resolved through talks and in accordance with parliamentary procedures.

Referring to the hunger strike of Dr Govinda KC, a senior surgeon at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, he said strike in essential services sector like healthcare was not appropriate and Dr KC had to be brought to Kathmandu on the recommendation of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences.

“Can’t the government provide medical treatment to Dr KC?” he questioned and opined that some political

parties were politicising the issues raised by the agitating doctor. “This should not happen,” he said.

The PM affirmed that he had been carrying his duties as the head of the government acknowledging his responsibilities towards the country and the people.

Meanwhile, NCP(NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal claimed that a conspiracy was being hatched against unity among the leftists and a wrong message was being disseminated against the incumbent government, which commanded the two-thirds majority.

Dahal said, “Although we won the elections, we are yet to emerge a winner in the revolution. Reactionary forces despise the unity among leftist forces and the stable government, but we won’t let such conspiracies to come to fruition.”

According to him, some forces were fabricating stories against the incumbent government and spreading wrong impressions about the NCP (NCP) and using all tools against the stable government.

Dahal urged one and all in the government and party to foil the conspiracy and dispel illusions surrounding the NCP (NCP).