Congress leader Sitaula slams govt

Jhapa, January 16

Nepali Congress leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has accused the government of disappointing the voters with its poor performance.

Speaking at a press meeting organised by Nepal Press Union Jhapa chapter in Birtamod today, Sitaula described the government as a failure, and said, “Though the government is strong, it has failed to deliver. This has disappointed people who had supported the political leadership in bringing about unprecedented change in the country.”

Further, Sitaula said it was high time the prime minister reviewed the government’s performance.

“The prime minister must ask himself why the people are disappointed even when he heads one of the strongest governments in the country and move ahead by realising mistakes,” said Sitaula, adding his party does not harbour any ill will towards the government.

He also lamented the ruling party’s attempt to politicise each and every state mechanism.  “The elected people’s representatives have started flexing muscles in community schools and health posts, which does not augur well,” Sitaula argued, also slamming the government’s bid to ‘bring even the media and courts under its sphere of influence’.

“People in the government are turning out to be boasters, which has sent a negative message to the international community,” he said. Asked to comment about Dr Govinda KC’s agitation, the NC leader urged the government to make good on its past agreement with KC.