Biratnagar, November 20
Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Dueba stressed the need to purge the party of traitors.
Speaking at a programme organised here to collect feedback on his party’s political proposal today, the NC president blamed unfaithful elements within his party for its defeat in all three levels of elections.
“There has been double-crossing all along from the local election although the party had left it upon the party’s district-level mechanism to choose election candidates, which cost the party all three election battles,” Deuba rued, reiterating his stance that strict action should be taken against two-timers.
Deuba accused the communist government of totalitarianism and said it was about time the NC fought a final battle for democracy. “While on the one hand, the government has failed to bring to book the rapist and murderer of Nirmala Panta, on the other it has promoted policy-related corruption. What’s worse, the government seems to be in deep sleep, unwilling to do anything despite protest and agitation happening here and there,” he said.
NC central member Gyanendra Karki, who is also a member of the party’s political proposal drafting committee, dwelt on the party’s dismal electoral performance in the latest polls and vowed the party would now move ahead by following the suggestions of the grassroots within the party.
Another Congress central member Dr Shekhar Koirala described the arrival of the party president in Biratnagar as a happy moment and underscored the need for a discussion in the party regarding identity, access and representation within NC.
A version of this article appears in print on November 21, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.