Movement will bring democracy back, says Sushil

Kathmandu, November 2:

The vice-president of Nepali Congress (NC), Sushil Koirala, has said that the movement launched by the major political parties will soon be able to restore democracy.

“Autocratic regimes never last long,” Koirala said at a tea party organised by the Bhaktapur District Congress on the occasion of the 1126 Nepal Sambat Day and Deepawali in Thimi, Bhaktapur.

“The movement is about to succeed,” he said, calling for the support of everyone.

“Change will surely take place if the people join forces to fight against the King,” Koirala added.

“The King has attacked the peoples’ rights, including the freedom of speech and expression, press and publication, human rights and the rule of law at a time when most of the countries are enjoying these rights,” he said, calling on the people to get involved in the movement to get their rights back.

He added that the Nepal Sambat Day should inspire the King to end his autocratic regime. A national luminary, Shankhadhar Shakhhwa, had helped the people reclaim their freedom by helping them in paying their loans.

The NC general secretary, KB Gurung, said the people will not have to get involved in movements time and again as the ongoing seven-party movement will be a decisive one.

“Time has come for the people to help the parties restore democracy in the country,” Gurung said, adding, however, that the people and the political parties will have to face many difficulties to bring democracy back.

Democracy would surely be restored if all of us agreed to take part in the movement, he said.

Stating that more and more people have been taking part in the movement launched by the seven-party alliance, another Nepali Congress leader, Lekh Nath Neupane, said the movement of the political parities will surely be successful.

Speaking at a separate programme organised to mark the Nepal Sambat Day, a former prime minister, Lokendra Bahadur Chand, said Shakhhwa’s life should inspire the all concerned to better the economic conditions of the Nepalis. The National Luminary Shankhadhar Shakhhwa Academy had organised the programme.

Chand added that all Nepalis should recognise the contributions made by Shakhhwa.