Rupandehi, February 25
Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today accused the main opposition CPN-UML of jeopardising national unity and integrity.
Inaugurating a new building of BP Koirala Study Foundation at Butwal’s Dipnagar, President Deuba said, “A conspiracy is being hatched to pit Madhesi people against people of hills” He said extremism of any kind would spell disaster for the country.
Stressing on unity among the people of Tarai, hills and mountains, he informed that preparation was on to amend the statute keeping the sentiments of the Madhesi people in mind. “NC will work to unite people of all regions and ethnicity,” Deuba added.
In another context, Deuba directed the party rank and file to prepare for the local level election.
“Within January of 2018, all three sets of elections will be held. These polls will give people the opportunity to elect their representatives,” Deuba added. The Election Comission announced that the local-level elections will be conducted on May 14.
At the programme, Minister for Defence Balkrishna Khand said the local polls announced by the government would not be halted at any cost.
Similarly, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Ramesh Lekhak alleged that extremist forces were spreading rumours in the country.
He claimed that Nepali Congress would defeat those extremist forces in the coming election.
A version of this article appears in print on February 26, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.