KATHMANDU, July 2: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr. Shekhar Koirala's group has accused NC President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of being the president of not just the party but of the coalition.
Informing about the group meeting that ended on Friday, NC party leader and party central member Dr. Govind Pokharel said that Deuba could not include all the NC leaders and cadres together. According to Pokharel, the meeting discussed issues related to government operation, coalition, party's future policy, upcoming election and the government's stance on foreign policy.
"We have discussed five points today. The main discussion was about running the government. The government has not been able to deliver on its promise to run the indicators of the economy well. Secondly, our party had also expressed our political commitment on the issue of good governance. We had agreed to remove Revenue Investigation, Asset Laundering, National Investigation Department, among others from the Prime Minister's office. However, it is still under the Prime Minister's Office. That went against our commitment,” Pokharel said.
He added, “From the making of the budget to other works, good economic governance has been ridiculed at present. There has been widespread policy corruption and it should be stopped as soon as possible. In foreign policy, our party should also formulate a common policy for all from the beginning. However, we could not succeed in that as well. At present, Deuba is the president of the coalition rather than the party.”
Central Member Pokharel said that the meeting also emphasized on strengthening the party in every province and municipality and following the party's constitution.