By Our Reporter
Nepali Congress on Monday held nation-wide rallies against the government as per the decision of its Central Working Committee meeting held on January 27. The NC that was angered by the government’s effort to scarp two hospitals operated in the names of its former presidents Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala, government repressive attitude towards opposition party in the parliament and the government’s indifference to Dr Govinda KC had decided to organised the demonstrations.
In the capital, a rally was organised at Shanti Batika of Ratna Park. Addressing the rally, NC former general secretary Prakash Man Singh urged the government not to undermine the main opposition party.
“It will be a great mistake of the government if it thinks the NC is weak,” he said.
He accused the government of failing to maintain the rule of law.
Singh said the incumbent government would be thrown out if it minimised the NC’s responsible role. He further said that the NC had led movements which overthrew the Rana rule, the Panchayat regime and monarchy.
Likewise, in Tanahun, NC senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel said that the government had failed in all fronts.
Addressing a protest rally in Damauli of Tanahun, he said the government failed in the fields of security, governance and development.
He also said the two-thirds majority government was moving ahead without listening to the opposition.
The party had mobilsed its central leaders to address the rallies organised in various districts.
The party raised the issues of the passing of the National Medical Education Bill “by undermining the parliamentary system and tradition through the use of House marshals”, insensitive behaviour of the government towards Dr. Govinda KC’s fast-unto-death, the government attempt to obliterate the names of NC leaders Girija Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala by dissolving the two hospitals named after them, decision taken to make appointments in the constitutional bodies in the absence of the opposition leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, failure of the government to maintain peace and security as well as failing to identify the culprits in Nirmala Panta’s rape and killing cases in the protest rallies.
Earlier on Saturday, Nepal Students Union had staged a violent protest in the valley vandalizing a number of government vehicles.