Nepali Congress announces nationwide protest programmes against govt

Kathmandu, July 17

The main opposition Nepali Congress on Tuesday announced a nationwide protest programmes against the government claiming the federal and provincial governments were involved in authoritarian activities against democracy and people.

The party has directed its lower committees to stage demonstrations in all district headquarters on July 31 to mark beginning of the nationwide protest against the KP Sharma Oli-led government.

The party has called all cadres including members of sister organisations, and well wishers to actively contribute to the protest programmes.

Issuing a statement, the party’s General Secretary Shashanka Koirala accused the government of working against sentiments of the constitution, ignoring rule of law and operating its activities haphazardly.

The party also says the ruling Nepal Communist Party violated the constitutional provision that the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker should be elected from different parties. Moreover, the government is involved in centralising power vehemently attacking the principle of separation of power and independent judiciary, claims the party.

Further, the opposition has accused the government of politicising bureaucracy and security agencies and illegally withdrawing decisions taken by the previous government.

Published on July 17th, Tuesday, 2018 4:19 PM

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