Left alliance against democracy, country: NC leaders

POKHARA: Senior leaders of ruling Nepali Congress have said that the recently forged alliance of leftist parties was against the democracy, country and Nepali Congress.

Speaking in a programme organised by the Nepali Congress Kaski district committee to welcome newcomers in the party on Saturday in Pokhara, NC leaders argued that the alliance was formed to impose communist dictatorship in the country.

Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba addressing the programme, urged all democratic forces for unity to overcome challenges facing democracy.

He added that the leftist alliance was creating terror among the people. PM Deuba further said that the only NC could create a peaceful society as it was fighting long for the establishment of democracy and and people were also realizing the fact these days

On another note, PM Deuba added that the upcoming federal and provincial elections were the benchmarks between two ideologies of protecting democracy and development while another was for totalitarianism.

Speaking in the programme, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel also seconded President Deuba stating that the leftist alliance was against the NC, country and democracy.

He added that the democracy was facing threat these days due to leftist alliance. Leader Poudel argued that the leftist alliance was opining for changing the basic structure of the constitution after garnering two-thirds majority which was not a good sign for democracy.

NC general secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala in the programme said that leftist force would weaken if nation achieves prosperity.

Similarly, NC leader and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopal Man Shrestha urged all democratic forces for the internal unity in the party. He shared that the NC will allocate appropriate responsibility to newcomers in the party.

NC leader and Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa urged all new comers to work hard for the victory of democratic alliance in the upcoming elections.

On the occasion, Akhanda Party Nepal Chairman Kumar Khadka and former lawmaker Surya Bahadur KC among others joined the NC.

Leaders Khadka and KC shared that they joined the NC after realizing threat to democratic forces in the country.

During the programme, NC former lawmaker Shukra Raj Sharma, NC Kaski President Krishna KC among other local leaders also addressed the event.