Govt spent honeymoon period in confusion, says Khand


DILMAYA DEVKOTA, KATHMANDU, May 26: The main opposition party Nepali Congress chief whip Bal Krishna Khand has said that the K P Sharma Oli-led government has spent its first 100 days in confusion and uncertainty.

“The government has failed to give proper mechanisms to the local and provincial governments even after 100 days at office, which has affected the smooth functioning of the local and provincial administrations,” said Khand in an interview with Reporters’ Club Nepal’s President Rishi Dhamala on Saturday.

“When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in his visit to Nepal, Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Kirti Azad tweeted demanding ‘return’ of Janakpur into India. His remark was controversial and intended toward disintegrating nation. But the Oli government kept its mouth shut. They also humiliated the Nepal’s national flag during Modi’s civic reception in Janakpur. Oli could not speak against the acts intended to weaken the national pride,” he added.

“What could the government do? Nothing…Thus I say the government spent its first 100 day in total confusion,” he furthered.

Khand suggested that the government should hand over the power to local administrations and work according to the spirit of federalism and as per the mandate of people.

In a question if Nepali Congress could revive its strength, he said that they would make the party strong as desired by the cadres and people.

“Nepali Congress stands on the foundation of democracy. Nepali Congress is still in the hearts of people. Our party will always stand for democracy, rule of law, people’s rights and protection of constitution. The party will regain its integrity and transform into a strong party as desired by the cadres and people,” he said.

Khand also stressed for the need of support to the party president Sher Bahadur Dueba in order to find the lost strength in the party. “The party cadres should aware the party president about his weaknesses. Any role aimed at weakening the president will only affect the party itself. It is our responsibility to walk in the path that gives strength to the party,” he said.






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