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Govt trying to impose totalitarianism, says Nepali Congress president

Himalayan News Service

Bhairahawa, August 19

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today accused the incumbent government of trying to impose communist totalitarianism in the country.

Speaking at a province-level training programme organised by Nepali Congress Central Policy, and Research Foundation in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi, Deuba alleged that Oli-led government was destroying democracy and democratic values. “The government is formulating acts and laws bypassing the democratic norms and values”, he added.

Deuba charged that the government’s modus operandi had seized people’s right to freedom of expression. “The government is trying to strip National Human Rights Commission of its prerogative, which is an indication that it is hell-bent on destroying the bases of democracy,” he stated. He recalled that he was mocked when he had commented that people would not even be allowed to speak if communists won the polls during the last general election.

Deuba pledged that his party would continue fighting against any party and system that was against democracy. “NC fought against the Ranas, the Panchayat system and now, we are ready to fight against communist despotism,” Deuba said.

Senior Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Paudel said the party leadership should be transparent, fair and honest.  Paudel flayed the incumbent government for failing to achieve anything. He accused the Oli-led government of attacking the constitution and its spirit.

Party Vice- president Bimalendra Nidhi said the responsibility had fallen on the NC to save, strengthen democracy.


A version of this article appears in print on August 20, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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