NC’s support base has shrunk: PM

Kathmandu, July 28

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took a potshot at the Nepali Congress, saying the main opposition party’s support base has shrunk to such a level that it cannot fill larger than Maitighar Mandala space.

Addressing a training programme organised by General Federations of Nepalese Trade Unions and All Nepal Trade Union Federation, the PM said that the NC was adamant about using Maitighar Mandala as a protest site because it knew that it could not organise larger than Maitighar Mandala size protests.

According to a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Private Secretariat, the PM said, “The size of Maitighar Mandala is big enough only for about 200 protesters. (The NC) can organise protests there and after the event it can claim that the protest site was fully packed.” The PM said that if protests were organised at Maitighar Mandala, then that could affect daily work of the Supreme Court.

“If protests are organised at Maitighar Mandala, the justices cannot clearly hear the pleadings of the lawyers due to sloganeering. Not only that, if protests are organised here, it could even cause accidents as it is a major thoroughfare,” he added.

The PM said that the government was committed to control corruption and all kinds of syndicates. He also said that the government would fix Kathmandu roads in two years.