Bara, June 14

Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Jwala Kumari Sah said conspiracies were being hatched to corner the prime minister and oust his government.

"At a time when the government of PM Oli is winning people's hearts with its spectacular performance, opposition parties are all out to make him unsuccessful by hook or crook, which is unfortunate," the minister said, claiming that prosperity would remain a far cry without Oli's leadership. Sah was speaking at a meeting with her party cadres in Simara today.

Further, the minister argued that the country needed PM Oli's leadership for a couple of decades more and said she was ready to sacrifice herself to save him and urged everyone to condemn the wrong deeds that were leading to anarchy. She made these remarks hinting at the threats to PM's life.

Sah, who is also the CPN-UML provincial chairperson, blamed CPN-MC leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal of betraying her. "I didn't betray Dahal, it's rather him who left me," she said.

It's worth noting that Sah had chosen to remain with the CPN- UML after the NCP was scrapped, which by default resulted in the revival of the CPN-UML and Unified CPN-MC.

The minister stressed the need to move ahead by formulating a permanent plan for development of the agriculture sector. It was the minister's first visit to her home district after she was elevated to a ministerial portfolio.

She was welcomed by her cadres and supporters at different places, including Piluwa, Simara, Nijgadh and Simara.

A version of this article appears in the print on June 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.