Pokhara, March 14
Nepali Congress Central member Arjun Narsingh KC has labelled both the KP Sharma Oli-led government and Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, a group of robbers.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Union, Kaski, NC leader KC held that the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal was looting businessmen demanding donation, while the Oli-led government was looting people in the form of tax from Singha Durbar.
He said the Chand-led group was a political party and it was an anti-democratic move to ban a political party. “There is no law that allows ban on a political party in the country, but the Chand-led group must be brought to the political mainstream through dialogue,” he added. KC said it was necessary to ban the party due to its wrong activities.
KC accused the government of not doing any good work during the 13 months since it took over. “The government is not moving ahead with the interest of the people in mind,” he said. KC said people were facing problems running their daily lives due to tax and price hike everywhere.
“Corruption is increasing from Singha Durbar to the ward level and the government is attacking the press, judiciary and others,” he said.
KC said the government should take action against those involved in corruption. He added that action must be taken against culprits after fair investigation in the gold smuggling and wide body aircraft purchase scam.
KC said the government had done praiseworthy work by bringing CK Raut into the peace process. “But some points are unclear in the 11-point agreement with Raut,” he informed.
KC said the slogan of ‘free madhes’ came just one day after the agreement, which was not good. He also said that his party could not move ahead due to internal dispute and invisible policy in the party.
A version of this article appears in print on March 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.