Pokhara, November 12
Nepali Congress leader Minendra Rijal has accused the government of pushing the country backwards with its wanton ways.
“The government is acting against the constitution, which has created the ground for extreme forces to play. It has also let the people down,” alleged Rijal, during a poll publicity campaign for the upcoming by-election for Kaski Constituency-2.
“Nepal’s constitution is a democratic constitution, not a communist constitution, so the government must move ahead following democratic norms and values,” said Rijal.
Further, Rijal reasoned that the communist government had fallen out of people’s favour.
“It’s to change this widespread frustration among people into optimism that the NC must win this by-election,” he said, urging voters to support his party candidate Khemraj Poudel, who he identified as an honest leader.
“The party has finally recognised its veteran leader, which is good news. Now the onus lies on us to elect him by giving us invaluable votes,” he said, hitting at the government for the rise in corruption and the ‘disruption’ of development activities.
A version of this article appears in print on November 13, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.