Nepal’s main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, concluded its 10-day Maha Samiti meeting on Sunday in Kathmandu, pledging to become the number one party in the next general elections.
Speaking at the concluding session of the event, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ramchandra Paudel pledged to end factionalism within the party to fight the ‘authoritarian regime’ led by K P Sharma Oli.
Deuba also urged participants to be ready to take to the streets against the government. He said party workers should strive to make the party the number one outfit reports The Himalayan Times.
The Maha Samiti issued a 15-point resolution blaming the government for minimizing the opposition’s role and politicizing government institutions.
It also alleged that Oli was trying to turn government institutions into his own party’s wings.
The Nepali Congress in a statement issued later on Sunday said that the government is exerting pressure on constitutional bodies to toe its line, asserting that ‘this has to stop’.
It added that the government’s attempt at totalitarianism would fail.
The Nepali Congress also stated that it did not support or oppose any religion and fully abided by the provisions of the constitution.
It also came down heavily on the Oli government for hobnobbing with Universal Peace Federation, a controversial INGO that held Asia Pacific Summit in Kathmandu recently.
“The NC is deeply concerned about the government’s indifference towards the implementation of federalism,” the release further stated.
It also alleged that even after months, the government had not been able to end the staff crunch in lower tiers of government. It urged the government to form a National Natural Resources and Fiscal Commission.