UML leadership too weak to lead nation, says Deuba

POKHARA: Nepali Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba said that the incumbent government led by CPN-UML was too weak to solve current problems of the nation.

Speaking with journalists in Pokhara of Kaski today, the former Prime Minister said the government failed to pay attention to multiple woes of people.

"People have been facing petrol and cooking gas crisis for a long," Deuba said, "But, the government was found not paying any heed toward it."

He was of the view that the government failed to strengthen diplomatic relationship with neighbours as well as to control inflation and black marketing.

The Congress leader said senior UML leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal had also commented that the government led by their party Chairman KP Sharma Oli was inefficient to solve the problems facing the nation.

"However, the Congress party will not engage in toppling the government now," he maintained, "The party wants to play a strong opposition role."

Speaking in a different context, the veteran leader said genuine demands of agitating Madhesi parties should be addressed at the earliest.

He also hinted that he may file a candidacy to the post of President at the upcoming NC national general convention.