PM defends ban on Chand outfit

Published On: March 23, 2019 08:17 AM NPT By: Rekha Bhusal

BUTWAL, MARCH 23: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that the government had decided to ban all activities of Netra Bikram Chand-led group after it continued with violent activities and incited anarchy.

Prime Minister Oli, who arrived in Butwal to lay the foundation stones of two mega projects, said that the age of instability and anarchy in Nepal was over and that the country was now moving ahead in the path of development and good governance.

Expressing disappointment that a section of people and the media have stood against the ban on the outfit, he said the government is determined to crushing all anarchic elements and creating an environment where everyone can live in peace. 

Oli said that a section of media and intellectuals were “habituated to creating negative environment and hindering smooth functioning of the government.” 

“Some argue that construction of airport will create devastation and road-widening work is bad. They argue that the government move to contain violent activities will invite catastrophe. The so-called intellectuals tend to make a hue and cry over these things,” he said. “Some media outlets and the so-called intellectuals are blindly protesting against the government.”

Oli said that the parties that are now in the opposition are creating unnecessary noise against the government’s work just because they could not do anything substantial when they were in government. “For some in the country, our pursuits for establishment of sustainable peace and multi-dimensional development has been intolerable,” he said, while hinting at the main opposition party, Nepali Congress. 

The prime minister laid the foundation stones of a four-lane road from Narayanghat to Butwal and Butwal Medical College in Tilottama Municipality. 

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