NC leader Gagan Thapa challenges Prez Bhandari to maintain dignity of her post or contest election with him

Published On: December 14, 2020 08:40 PM NPT By: PUSHPARAJ JOSHI

KAILALI, Dec 14: A key leader of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC), Gagan Thapa has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of protecting corrupt people.

“PM Oli goes one step forward and gives his verdict on the mega corruption cases,” leader Thapa said while addressing a mass protest organized by the party in Dhangadhi of Sudur Paschim Province on Monday.

On the occasion, he also accused President Bidya Devi Bhandari of deviating from her role as the head of state. He challenged her to contest the upcoming election with him in Kathmandu. “Ignoring her duty of a neutral head of state, she is rather indulged in arbitrating the internal row of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).” 

Speaking further, Thapa said that they were compelled to take to the streets as the government paid no heed to their frequent requests for correction. “We are not happy to stage demonstrations on the street. However, we will not stop until we bring the government on the right track.”

On a different note, he argued that the chief minister of Sudur Paschim Province, Trilochan Bhatta did nothing except distributing hand sanitizers provided by NCP leaders duo Bhim Rawal and Lekhraj Bhatta.

Hinting at the ongoing demonstration across the country demanding the restoration of monarchy, Thapa said, “One has the right to freedom of expression and pass comments on any form of governance. But, keep in mind that the country can’t be guarded by those who sold valuable assets of the country during the Panchayat System.” 

The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC) launched massive protests against the government in all 77 districts across the country on Monday.

Thousands of NC cadres and well-wishers on Monday joined the protests of the party in various cities of the country including Kathmandu, Pokhara and Butwal in an apparent bid to show the strength of the party against the government activities of late. 

The NC claimed that at least one million people took to the street today against the government.

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