Jhapa, May 2
Nepali Congress leader Arjun Narasingh KC has accused the government of wasting time and energy on empty talk.
“With the prime minister of the country out and about making empty talk, the government is fast losing its credibility among the public,” said the opposition leader, suggesting that the prime minister stop talking big and focus on work to win over people.
Further, the NC leader dwelt on the issues of tea garden workers who have long been agitating and said it was unfortunate that the government had failed to implement the minimum wage limit in this case.
“The tea workers have been agitating for the past 33 days but the prime minister is busy boasting about the government bringing the labour act, without doing anything to implement the same, at least in case of tea workers. I wonder why the PM does not see the tea workers’ agitation in his own home district,” KC remarked.
The Congress leader was speaking at a press conference organised by Press Union Jhapa in Birtamode today.
He also accused the government of protecting the corrupt, land mafia and criminals.
“The country is shell-shocked at the sheer extent of shenanigans and scams such as the Baluwatar land fraud, bullion smuggling and aircraft purchase scam, but the government has assumed silence. I wonder why,” said KC, seeking fair investigation into the Baluwatar land fraud no matter who was involved.
On the NC, he pointed out that there was no option for party president Deuba but to move ahead by following the agenda endorsed by the party mahasamiti meeting.
A version of this article appears in print on May 03, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.