Nepal | April 21, 2019

No talks with groups terrorising people: PM

Himalayan News Service

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the government would not hold talks with groups involving in terrorising people through violence and extortion.

Oli made such remarks during a meeting with a delegation of Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies. The delegation had reached Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar to draw the government’s attention towards on March 8 bombing at the residence of the association’s President Rohan Gurung.

Oli said holding talks with groups carrying out bombing and violence was worthless. “People say we need to hold talks. But are the activities like bombing and terrorising people political?” asked Oli. “Holding talks with them is meaningless. They should be dealt as per the law.”

Without mentioning the name of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal, Oli said in the meeting that a ‘racket’ in the name of communist was involved in untoward activities. He said real communist should rather guide the youth towards becoming hardworking and involve them in production. “But here, youth are being taught to loot and extort in the name of communism,” Oli’s personal secretariat quoted him as saying in a statement.

During the meeting, Oli regretted the bomb blast at Gurung’s residence and expressed commitment the government would investigate the incident.


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