NC president threatens protest

Ramechhap, July 7

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today threatened to launch stern protests against the incumbent government both from the Parliament and streets.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Ramechhap chapter of Nepal Press Union at Manthali, Deuba accused the KP Oli-led government of trying to impose a totalitarian rule. “Since the country has seen sign that communist authoritarianism is set to kick off, the NC will protest against the government both from the Parliament and streets,” Deuba added.

Deuba claimed that the government had become authoritarian by overturning the decisions made during his stint as the prime minister.

Deuba argued that communists, who reached to power by floating nationalist agenda, had surrendered to foreign powers. He ruled out the possibility of arrival of Chinese rail in Nepal.

Deuba stated that the Oli-led government had invited infighting by overturning decisions made by the Cabinet led by him, ignoring the demands put forth by Dr Govinda KC and declaring prohibited areas in Kathmandu. He said factionalism had come to an end in his party. Stating that NC had no choice but to remain united, Deuba said that he had embarked on  district visit to end factionalism in the party.

At the programme, NC General Secretary Sashan kKoirala and other NC leaders stressed the need to maintain unity in the party to fight the authoritarian tendencies of the Oli-led government.

Meanwhile, at a programme in Manthali, Deuba handed over six ambulances to various health facilities in Ramechhap. NC leader Purna Bahadur Tamang had bought the ambulances to fulfil his pledge made to the people during the polls.