Democracy will not be curtailed by my govt: PM

Pokhara, July 19

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that democracy could never be curtailed by a government led by him as he had stayed in prison for 14 years and fought for half-a-century for democracy in the country.

Addressing the Provincial Assembly of Gandak Province in the special hour today, PM Oli reiterated that he could never be autocratic as he had played a leading role to bring the rebellious force into the peace process for the sake of democracy in the country. “We are in the final stage of conflict management and the incumbent government will move ahead with a new process and practices of federal republic structure,” said the PM.

He said the government was trying hard to establish a corruption-free society, maintain peace and good governance. “Development, good governance and social equality are the topmost priorities of the government,” he claimed.

“As Nepal is rich in various natural resources, we can take a substantial leap in a short time. We are preparing some new plans and strategies for development that is technology-friendly,” said PM Oli.

He stressed on production oriented enterprises and employment.

He said the country could be developed faster by maintaining cordial relations with both the southern and northern countries. He said Pokhara could be developed as a trade hub by exploring prospects of road extension from Tibet’s Nawalpur to Tribeni. “There is high prospect of railway from Raxaul to Kathmandu and the East to the West. A survey is underway to launch railway transportation from Raxaul to Kathmandu. We will also develop shipping in the rivers. We will equally focus on poverty alleviation,” said the PM.

PM Oli also said Gandak Province could be developed as a film city as Mustang, Manang, Gorkha and Tanahun had several breathtaking scenes to capture in the films.

Meanwhile, he underscored the need of education and health services for development. “Next year, nobody will be deprived of school enrollment. We will focus on providing quality medical education by developing universities as research centres.” said PM Oli.