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Deuba warns of action against leaders

Himalayan News Service

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba speaking at a programme, in Dhangadhi, on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Photo: THT

Dhangadhi, April 14

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today warned that the party’s disciplinary committee would take action against leaders trying to weaken the party.

Releasing the annual calendar of the NC in Dhangadhi, Kailali District, Deuba said he would not remain a mute spectator as some leaders had exceeded their limits. “Leaders speaking against the party and weakening it will face the music. Had Girija Prasad Koirala been there, such leaders would have already faced action,” Deuba said.

Noting that the NC’s next general convention was still two years away, Deuba said the convention fever had already gripped some leaders. “The party cannot be strong without unity,” Deuba said, adding, “But some leaders are hell-bent on weakening the party for their vested interests.”

Deuba predicted that the incumbent government would witness downfall owing to its own reasons. He flayed the government for imposing taxes on every sector. “Local level authorities of the communists have imposed tax on potato and fruits and increased the burden on people,” he said.

Deuba accused the government of politicising the education sector.

At an inauguration programme of half-marathon organised by Dhangadi Jaycees, Deuba held that the incumbent government had weakened and messed with the rule of law in the country. “The arrogance of a two-thirds majority has destroyed the rule of law in the country,” he alleged.  Democracy is based on rule of law, Deuba said.

 


A version of this article appears in print on April 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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