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NC will not join Oli-led govt: Koirala

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Nepali Congress leader Shashank Koirala

Nepali Congress leader Shashank Koirala speaking at a progarm organised by National Trading Ltd Employees Forum in Kathmandu on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Photo: RSS

Chitwan, April 16

Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashanka Koirala today ruled out the possibility of his party joining the incumbent KP Sharma Oli-led government.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Union Chitwan in Bharatpur, Koirala said his party would not get involved in the making and unmaking of the government. “NC will stay in the opposition and play a constructive role,” Koirala added.

Stating that country had not been able to develop due to prolonged political instability, Koirala argued that changing the government would not help resolve problems currently facing the country.

“NC will appreciate the good works of the government and criticise its wrongdoings,” said Koirala. He said his party was ready to extend all possible support to the government to resolve problems facing the country.

On a different note, Koirala said the factions within the party had united after the recent general convention. He said he would leave no stone unturned to keep the party unity intact.

Koirala recalled that the Koirala family had very intimate relations with Sher Bahadur Deuba. “This is not time to promote politics along the lines of caste and surname. Now is the time promote politics of ideology,” Koirala added.


Deuba calls for flexibility

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said it would be difficult to implement the new constitution if the issues of Madhes remain unresolved.

At a function held by Palpa-Kathmandu coordination committee of the party on Saturday, Deuba urged all concerned to be flexible to resolve the problem of Madhes.

He further said that it would not be easy to implement the new constitution until the issues raised by Madhes-based parties were not resolved.

“Although, consensus could not be forged with Madhes based parties while promulgating the new statute, their concerns could be addressed through talks.

Resolving this problem is a must to maintain political stability.”


A version of this article appears in print on April 17, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


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