Nepali Congress Demonstrations across the country
15 December, Kathmandu. Demonstrations across the country against the government have awakened the main opposition Nepali Congress. Almost frustrated for three years, the Congress cadres have suddenly become enthusiastic about Monday’s nationwide protest.
Congress has staged demonstrations against the government in 75 districts across the country except for Bajhang and Mustang on Monday.
The significant participation of Nepali Congress cadres and supporters was seen in the demonstrations across the country. The central leaders of the party had led the protests in the districts.
According to the Congress leaders, about 7,000-8,000 people participated in the protest at Shanti Batika in Kathmandu. According to the Congress leaders, there was significant participation in the demonstrations in the districts.
The reporting of the security forces also concluded that there was significant participation in the demonstration of the Nepali Congress. It is understood that he has prepared a report that about 92,000 people participated in the demonstration.
According to the Congress leaders, the protest was against the Oli government’s partisan and totalitarian tendencies, indifference under the control of COVID-19, and corruption.
In some districts, Congress cadres have demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister.
Criticism of the government
Addressing the opposition, Congress leaders have sharply criticized the government. Criticizing the government for being corrupt, dictatorial, and failing to control the Corona epidemic. They also targeted royalists protesting “King come, save the country.”
Addressing a rally in Hetauda, Deuba said the government was corrupt even in the Corona epidemic. Deuba has accused the government of being more corrupt than they were during the epidemic.
He said that the country should be liberated from the communist government to protect the republic. Deuba claims that participation in the Congress meeting has confirmed that the people are with the Nepali Congress.
The Congress leaders have said that not only they but also the leaders of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal have started saying that the government is immersed in corruption.
Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Poudel Said:
In the Kathmandu assembly, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said, “I do not have to say that the majority of the leaders of the secretariat have said that this government is incompetent and corrupt.”
“Whenever there is a scandal of corruption by a minister, then the prime minister himself moves forward and points out to the authorities that the minister is clean, the minister is innocent, nothing will happen to this minister. Authorities are postponing the case, “Poudel said.” If the government is acting on the signal, why is the commission needed?
Addressing a protest rally in Kailali, leader Gagan Thapa said that he would go to Baluwatar and Singha Durbar to search for the corrupt. He said, “From Nirmala Pant to Nirjala Chaudhary’s rape and murder, there is a government that protects the home minister, a finance minister who grabs land in Baluwatar, and a prime minister who is commissioned to buy health items.”
Thapa claims that all this has gone according to the wishes of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. “Not a single case of corruption involving the government of Nepal has taken place without the protection of the prime minister,” Thapa said. It is enough to go to Baluwatar, it is enough to go to Singha Durbar. ‘
The excuse was given by the Tanahu incident
According to the Congress leaders, it was thought that the agitation should start after Chhath, but there was no solution. After the arrest of senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel on his way to inaugurate the Tanahu Bridge on December 3, the Congress got an excuse.
And, the meeting of the Congress Central Working Committee held on 19 December decided to hold a nationwide demonstration on 29 December. General Minister Shashank Koirala says, “The Tanahu incident gave us an excuse. I thought we should wake up now and protest. ‘
At a meeting in Pokhara, former minister Mahadev Gurung also said that the Congress had woken up after the government insulted the senior leader. “People were also doubting us. They used to ask me why the Congress did not speak,” said Gurung. “The Congress has now woken up.” Now no one can stop us.
After all, this is the third demonstration by the opposition Congress in three years. Demonstrations were held in 2075 BS demanding medical education and in January 2076 BS. Criticism had started within the party that the opposition had not played a role during this period.
Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba was accused of failing to control the Corona epidemic, failing to raise corruption issues as much as it should, and raising unnecessary issues with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Deuba became even more critical of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) after meeting the prime minister during a dispute.
However, the Tanahu incident suddenly brought the Congress to the streets. A Congress official said, “The Tanahu incident did a disservice to what we were trying to blow up.”