Nepal | August 12, 2020

‘Taming secessionists an achievement’

Jagdishor Panday
Share Now:

Kathmandu, April 14

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that eliminating secessionist forces from the country and drafting new laws to implement the federal constitution were the key achievements of his government in the Nepali year, 2075 BS.

In his address to the nation on the occasion of the New Year-2076 BS at his official residence in Baluwatar, PM Oli said the country would not tolerate conflicts and violence any more, and those trying to disturb law and order would be brought under control.

The government signed 11-point deal with the Alliance for Independent Madhes and its Chief CK Raut on March 8, and brought the separatist outfit into the mainstream politics.

The PM said the government successfully brought the secessionist force into mainstream politics and proscribed the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal in order to maintain law and order in the country.

The PM further said the incumbent government had ensured the enactment of 16 fundamental rights-related acts within the three-year deadline, and passed some new bills to ensure that the provisions of laws that contradicted the new constitution were amended.

PM Oli also held that he had attended around 324 formal and informal programmes last year and addressed six provincial assemblies. He visited 29 districts.

He claimed that the campaign launched by the government to control corruption and irregularities in the year-2075 BS showed his government’s commitment to ensure good governance.

He also said the government would not allow any person to grab public land.

General Secretary of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bishnu Paudel has been accused of purchasing eight ana land of Lalita Niwas in Baluwatar which is said to be government land.

Interestingly, only eight ministers, who were close to the PM, were present during his address to the nation. The ministers present at the PM’s official residence today were Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, ministers Pradeep Gyawali, Yubaraj Khatiwada, Gokul Baskota, Lal Babu Pandit, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal, Tham Maya Thapa and Ragubir Mahaseth. The ministers from the then CPN-Maoist Centre and the Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal were absent.


A version of this article appears in print on April 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Ganges River flows with history and prophecy for India

ALONG THE GANGES: More than 2,000 years ago, a powerful king built a fort on the banks of India’s holiest river, on the fringes of what is now a vast industrial city. Today, little of the ancient construction remains, except for mounds of rubble that tannery workers pick through for bricks to b Read More...

Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near WH

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a US Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there had been a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control. Read More...

Flooded Thopal River wreaks havoc on Dhading rural roads; settlements at risk

DHADING: Human settlements on the banks of Thopal River are at a risk of being swept away by flood triggered by incessant rainfall in Dhading district. Squatters and villagers residing on the river banks next to district headquarters Dhadingbesi have been terrorised as flow of water in the ri Read More...

Digitised interventions for social inclusion: Adapting to the unwelcomed crisis

Last year, two world-class wheelchair basketball coaches visited Nepal to conduct an intensive sports training aimed at raising the level of sports in the country. The training brought together more than 40 female and male wheelchair basketball players in Kathmandu - athletes and citizens living wit Read More...

World Food Programme to send 50,000 T of wheat flour to Lebanon: UN

DUBAI: A report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released on Tuesday said the World Food Programme would be sending 50,000 tonnes of wheat flour to Beirut to stabilise Lebanon's wheat supply. A Reuters report on Friday revealed Lebanon's government held no Read More...

Balkhu jeep, leaving kathmandu

Public transportation sector most affected by lockdown: Transport Entrepreneurs

KATHMANDU: The plan to allow resumption of long-distance public transportation from August 17 across the country has again been cancelled. The Cabinet meeting held on Monday decided to resume flight operations from September 1 citing worsening situation due to surge in the number of COVID-19 case Read More...

Dortmund's Sancho to stay until 2023: club

BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho left with his team for a pre-season training camp in Switzerland on Monday with the German club saying the talented player would stay after a contract extension to 2023. Sancho has been the target of several top clubs with ongoing speculation of a Read More...