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Oli laid foundation in a year but on sand: Opposition

- TIKA R PRADHAN, Kathmandu

Feb 18, 2019-

The opposition party, Nepali Congress, has said that the KP Sharma Oli-led government has wasted its first precious year ‘laying foundation of a house on sand’.

Organising a press conference to share the party’s observation regarding the government’s achievements of its first year, NC Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said the government flopped several fronts.

 “The government wasted 365 golden days despite having comfortable political environment with two-thirds majority,” Sharma said, claiming that Oli’s government failed to keep its promises—on amendment of constitution, medical education bill and Nirmala Pant murder case.

The NC also alleged that the Oli government was trying to enforce an authoritarian regime by censoring press and curtailing civil rights. The party also claimed that the focus of the incumbent government was to empower the Prime Minister’s Office by stripping the powers of other agencies and to maintain a centralised governing system by refusing to devolve power to the states.

“Instead of empowering the state governments to create a well-functioning federalism, the government is trying to weaken the system,” Sharma said.

The NC spokesperson also accused the government of violating the constitution by taking important decision through the Constitutional Council without the participation of the opposition leader and by having the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament from the same party. “The activities of the government in the last one year only proved that a government elected through democratic process does not mean that it will honour and promote democratic culture,” Sharma said.

Published: 18-02-2019 08:35

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