Government is slack on performance: NC president Deuba

Kathmandu, April 19: Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government has not worked for the welfare of the people.

Addressing a 'greetings exchange' programme organised by Nepal Students Union (NSU) Kathmandu on the occasion of the Union's 49th Establishment Day today, he said the time has come to wage a protest movement against the government.

"The government is giving protection to the culprits in the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta; inflation has increased and taxes have gone up; and the time has come for the NSU to wake up and protest the injustice and excesses of the present government," he said.

The party president stated that he would form the NSU's ad-hoc committee in consultation with the students. "The time has come for the NSU which has led important movements in the country to go out for an agitation against the government," he added.

NC general secretary Dr Shashank Koirala accused the incumbent government of only talking and not performing. He stressed on the Nepali Congress to be united and wage an agitation against the government. "The NSU working committee will be constituted soon and this committee should work towards expanding the organisation and in protesting the wrong activities of the government," he said.

Party leader Prakash Man Singh alleged the present government of trying to impose the communist authoritarianism in the country. "The NSU should work towards expanding its organisation base," he said.

Joint general secretary Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat opined that the importance of the NSU has further increased in the present times as an organisation that had been at the forefront of the democratic movements waged in the country so far.

Party spokesman Bishwa Prakash Sharma underscored the need of forming the new working committee of the NSU promptly and including it in the 'awareness campaign'.

NSU leader Lila Ballav Dahal 'Kaka' said that many schools in Kathmandu were found charging more than Rs 100 thousand as admission fee while admitting students in Class 1 and the NSU should vigorously protest this.

NSU Kathmandu president Manoj Baidya demanded constituting the NSU working committee without any dely.

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