Dhankuta, September 9
Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Democratic General Secretary Sunil Bahadur Thapa has observed that the communist government is aspiring to become totalitarian in the absence of a broad democratic alliance.
Speaking at a programme-related to the party consolidation campaign here today, the RPP-D general secretary pointed out that lack of broad democratic alliance had given a reason for the communist government to act and feel more and more arrogant.
Further, indicating the Nepali Congress, Thapa called on the party to start the initiative for a broad democratic alliance. “As Nepali Congress is the largest opposition party, it should take the lead to form a democratic alliance,” he said.
The former commerce and supply minister expressed joy at the completion of the Raxaul-Amlekhgunj petroleum pipeline.
Yet on a different note, the RPP-D leader criticised the government for failing on the major issue of delineation and naming the provinces three years after the government was formed, by being overtly boastful about its so-called two-thirds majority.
“It’s sad to see the government, without thinking a bit about the capacity of the country, adding billions of rupees of loan on the heads of the common people in the name of its cheap slogan of happy Nepal and prosperous Nepal,” he said.
A version of this article appears in print on September 10, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.