UDMF staging protest at others’ behest: Oli

Nawalparasi, March 12

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli today accused that United Democratic Madhesi Front of staging protest at the behest of ‘others’. Oli further added that the country could not expect good political culture from such an alliance.

Speaking at a mass meet organised in Bhairahawa, Rupandehi,  as a part of its Mechi-Mahakali Campaign, Oli charged that the Saptari incident occurred as a result of UDMF’s lack of political culture and provocation from other power. “UDMF cadres were killed as they were incited to disrupt the UML meet in Saptari,” Oli said.

Oli termed the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government worthless. “The government was a silent spectator when Sashastra Seema Bal personnel of India shot dead a Nepali youth,” Oli said.

Oli charged that the incumbent government did not want the election to happen. He asked Dahal to step down if he could not conduct civic polls within the deadline.

Oli accused the incumbent government of sowing the seeds of division. “The government is not concerned about the people and country. It is just focused on placating the foreign power,” Oli charged.

Oli also commented that the Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Nepal was a party of intellectually corrupt people. He argued that parties and people who wanted to have a country free of the UML would themselves be finished off. A tweet in Baburam Bhattarai’s name was out with a message to make country UML-free a few days back. Bhattarai, however, claimed that the tweet was not his, but issued with a fake identity.

The UML had conducted mass meet at Bhumahi, Nawalparasi,  despite the UDMF’s protest and agitation today. At the programme, UML leader Jhalanath Khanal said that foreign meddling was not acceptable to his party. Khanal pledged that his party would continue fighting against foreign interference.

Khanal held that hundreds of thousands of people were ready to sacrifice for the nation and nationality. He claimed that his party would emerge as the single largest party from the next election. He argued that United Democratic Madhesi Front was scared of people’s wave of support for his party in the Tarai.