NC President Deuba insists on party victory for constitution implementation

DHANGADHI: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, also the Nepali Congress President, has said the victory of the party in the second phase of local level elections was imperative for the effective implementation of the constitution.

In his separate addresses to the election gathering held at Phoolbari and Manhera of Dhangadhi Sub Metropolitan City Friday, the NC President said the local level elections were interlinked with the constitution implementation and therefore the party's victory  is a must.

"The NC has taken the lead to movements for change in the country since 1950 which has empowered the people," he claimed, calling on the people to trust the party and elect NC candidates once again in the polls.

According to him, there is no alternative to the NC to sustain democracy and for its strengthening.

The Prime Minister, who himself is from the Province no. 7, said this province covering nine districts in the far-western was relatively behind in terms of development and the development of the province was the concern of his party.

Refusing the accusation that he had obstructed in the construction of Geta Medical College, he said he strongly believed that the college must be developed as a model college and had never thought he would do so causing obstruction, expressing commitment to establishing an Ayruveda Hospital and industrial corridor in Geta.

Discussions were underway with the Indian Government to systematise the Gaurifanta Check point along the Nepal-India border in Kailali, added Deuba.

Arguing that the upcoming elections were important to elect people's representative for the local units so as to launch development works through them, PM Deuba pledged to implement Chameliya hydro electricity project and Paschim Seti hydro electricity in the province no 7 and to increase the allowance for senior citizens twice fold if the NC wins in the elections.

Reminding that a total of 22 bridges in Kailali and Kanchapur along the East-West Highway were constructed during his leadership in the past, Deuba expressed his commitment for development of physical infrastructures and electricity in each villages in the province no 7 within the next five years if NC emerges a winner in the upcoming polls.

Also speaking at the programme, NC leader Prakash Sharan Mahat claimed that the development and prosperity were possible in the country only during the NC's leadership.

Similarly, Pradeep Poudel stated that it is only the NC that could maintain the national unity in the wake of the rising extreme Madhesh-centric and Mountain-centric sentiments.

The NC's contender for the Chief and Deputy-Chief of the Dhangadi Sub-Metropolis, Nrip Od and Shushila Mishra Bhatta respectively, parliamentarians Ishwori Neupane, Buddhi Sagar Chaudhary, NC Dhangadi Chapter President Nara Narayan Shah among others were present at the programme.

Deuba, who has already assumed the leadership of the government as the Prime Minister for thrice in the past, visited Dhangadi for the first time since he assumed office on June 8 as the fourth Prime Minister.

He also addressed election programmes in Attariya in Dhangadi today itself.