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Congress leader Mahat threatens stern protest against government

Himalayan News Service

Nepali Congress leader Prakash Sharan Mahat speaking at a programme, in Lamjung, on Friday, February 8, 2019. Photo: THT

Lamjung, February 8

Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Sharan Mahat today threatened to launch a stern protest if the government did not mend its ways.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Lamjung chapter of Press Union at Besisahar, Mahat accused the government of being intolerant towards opposition parties. He also accused the Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara of not respecting parliamentary norms and values.

Mahat argued that his party had to hit the streets as the government failed to work as per people’s need and expectation. “Only the Nepali Congress cadres have taken to the streets at present. If the government does not mend its ways, even the general people will hit the streets,” he warned.

He flayed the government for failing to control corruption and inflation and making the lives of common people difficult by imposing arbitrary taxes.

Noting that foreign investment had decreased by 75 per cent in the country, Mahat said the environment for investment had deteriorated. “Decline in foreign investment and rise in corruption are matters of serious concern to us,” Mahat said.

Mahat said the NC would devise a new strategy to strengthen organisations of the party. “We shall launch a nationwide campaign, train cadres and go to the people,” Mahat said.

On the Venezuela issue, Mahat charged that the government had taken the South American country without democracy as a role model and was working to drive Nepal in the same path.


A version of this article appears in print on February 09, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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