KATHMANDU, June 24: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba today accused the government of trying to impose totalitarianism under the guise of republic and democracy.
In a different context, he suggested setting the date to hold all three levels of elections—local, province and parliament—as per the constitution only after reaching national consensus.
"People helped NC become a big party in the parliament through voting in the former second Constituent Assembly elections. And NC has completed its responsibility by promulgating the constitution as per aspirations of people. Now NC will work to implement the constitution," he said.
He, however, said that there are challenges ahead to implement the constitution and strengthen democracy, and for resolving these challenges, national consensus is a must.
Deuba was inaugurating the 11th national general convention of the Democratic Thought Society in the Capital today.
He also accused the government of failing to control thriving black marketeering and inflation.
Likewise, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel charged the government with only focusing on ways to save it from fall instead of working to implement the constitution.
Meanwhile, former presidents of the Society Homnath Dahal, Harihar Dahal, Prof Dr Jibraj Pokharel, Prof Dr Chandra Lal Shrestha, Prof Basanta Kumar Gautam, Prof Dr Hari Bahadur Karki and Prof Dr Bharat Jha were honored.
Likewise, Ganesh Shankar Palikhe from Pokhara and senior journalists Indra Kanta Mishra and Sashi Thapa were honored.
The total 350 representatives from 40 districts across the country have attended the two-day convention. RSS