Congress accuses govt's totalitarian stand

Published On: June 22, 2018 02:09 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, June 22: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the incumbent left government of heading towards totalitarianism.

The party concluded its four-day district presidents’ gathering in Hetauda on Friday morning and issued a 21 point Hetauda Declaration which criticizes multiple activities of the current government.

The declaration states that the communist government has interfered in media in a bid to prohibit and control them, tried to influence judicial processing and created a terror among civil servants and academicians. Likewise, the government tried to control non-government organizations, clearly indicating that it is going against democratic norms and values, according to the party.

Meanwhile, the party has also decided to stand firm for protection and promotion of democratic values including republicanism, federalism, independent judiciary and free press.

The meeting also recommended the Central Working Committee to amend the party’s charter through a general assembly meeting to adapt to the new federal structure and prepare a procedure to form local and provincial structures.


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