BANEPA, July 2: President of the main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba, has charged the government of going ahead own way without consulting the opposition party.
Addressing a program after laying the foundation stone of the Nepali Congress Kavrepalanchok district committee on the occasion of the 93rd birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister and party president the late Girija Prasad Koirala at Banepa today, he said the government was moving ahead in an arbitrary manner.
"The responsibility of implementing the constitution and managing shelters for the earthquake survivors has come on the shoulders of the Nepali Congress," he said, adding the government has done precious little to alleviate the hardships of the earthquake-affected people neither during the winter and nor until the monsoon now.
The name of none of the earthquake victims should be left out no matter whichever party they support, and the districts where there is injustice to the earthquake victims, protests should be held there, he further said.
Deuba alleged that the ruling CPN-UML itself did not want to hold the local body election and demanded that the State Restructuring Commission should come up with its report within August. He also lambasted the government for not making any preparation for the various elections including the provincial and others, cautioning that the country would yet again go into crisis if the constitution was not implemented.
Party treasurer Sitadevi Yadav challenged Prime Minister Oli to live in a makeshift hut one day to experience for himself the difficulties the earthquake survivors are facing.
Party central committee member Dr Ram Sharan Mahat argued that the communist parties were following the Nepali Congress' ideology, citing the economy has survived despite unstable politics due to the sound economic policy adopted by the NC governments in the past.
Lawmakers Kanchan Chandra Bade, Tirtha Lama, former lawmaker Shiva Prasad Humagain, NC Kavrepalanchok district president Madhu Acahrya, vice-president Achyut Poudel, among other leaders took the government to task regarding its working style and urged it to provide relief assistance to the earthquake survivors in a prompt manner.
The NC Kavrepalanchok is constructing the office building at a cost of Rs 30 million. RSS