Nepali Congress senior leader Ramchandra Paudel today accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of being the naike (don) of mafias of all sectors.

Addressing his party's programme organised at Sakhe of Suklagandaki Municipality, Tanahun, Paudel charged that Oli was the naike of land mafia, education mafia, forest mafia and health mafia.

Paudel held that his party was ready to forge an alliance with other parties to topple the Oli-led government. He claimed that the longer Oli stayed in power the more loss the country would have to bear. "Oli is shielding corruption and all kinds of perversions in the country," Paudel blamed.

Noting that the communist government formed with slogan of prosperity and happiness had split into pieces, Paudel argued that the onus had fallen on the NC's shoulder to save the country and usher in development.

Paudel slammed the communists and said their real character had been exposed to the people as they could not run the country even for three years when people had handed a mandate of five years.

Paudel argued that a free and fair election was not possible under Oli's leadership.

"Oli has a setting with the election commission, police, and judiciary. Thus, free and fair polls is unthinkable under Oli's leadership," Paudel added.

He flayed Oli and his party for failing to meet people's expectations and needs.

"People voted the communists to power for prosperity and development. In return, they got corruption and bad governance," he said.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 12 2021, of The Himalayan Times.