NC president Deuba threatens to launch protest

Pokhara, January 19

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today threatened to launch protest from both streets and the Parliament against the KP Sharma Oli-led.

Speaking at the provincial gathering of Nepal Muslim Union in Pokhara, Deuba accused the government of violating the constitution and weakening democracy and federalism. “Time has come to stage agitation against the government to protect democracy,” he added.

Stating that the Nepali Congress had waited for a year, thinking that the government would mend its ways, Deuba said, “On the contrary, the government is promoting corruption and imposing totalitarianism.”

Deuba said the government had shown its true colour by deciding to scrap hospitals named after Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala.

At the programme, senior NC leader Ramchandra Paudel said people should be wary of communists as they did not have faith in democracy and the rule of law.

Speaking at another programme in Pokhara, Deuba stated that the government was unnecessarily meddling in the affairs of autonomous bodies.

“The government is meddling in the affairs of bureaucracy, education and other sectors,” Deuba charged.

“The KP Sharma Oli-led government is, in fact, hatching a plot to seize the  powers of all state organs,” Deuba added.