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Deuba slams party critics

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Jhapa, April 22

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today slammed the party’s critics and accused them of spreading rumour that the NC was a feeble opposition.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Nepal Press Union Jhapa at Chandragadhi airport, Deuba vented ire on people who voted for the communists but were involved in spearing rumour that NC was a weak opposition. “NC was not voted in the polls. Now, critics who did not vote the NC are trying to defame the party saying it had a weak presence in the Parliament,” Deuba said. He claimed that the NC’s role as opposition party in the Parliament was not weak as rumoured by some.

Deuba claimed that some people and groups had tried to defame the party saying that the party was mired in factionalism. “In a democratic party, people’s views vary but this has been misinterpreted as factionalism to ruin the party’s image,” he charged.

Deuba reiterated that the incumbent government was moving on the path of authoritarianism. “Concentrating all powers under the prime minister, imposing censorship on media and meddling in the work of state organs speak volumes of how the government is headed towards totalitarianism,” Deuba added.

Deuba said that the disputed land in Baluwatar should be handed over to Subarna Shumhser’s wife Lalita Devi. “Lalita Devi is the right heiress of the land if the land seized by the government can be used by an individual,” Deuba stated.

Meanwhile, inaugurating the newly-constructed building of Nepali Congress in Jhapa Constituency 5, Deuba accused Prime Minister KP Oli of telling the most lies in the world. He accused the government of breaking people’s backbones by hiking tax unnecessarily.


A version of this article appears in print on April 23, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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