PM Oli remembers late PM Adhikari

Lalitpur, April 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government led by Man Mohan Adhikari, country’s first Communist Prime Minister, was a testament to how the leftists run the government.

In his address to a programme organised by the Man Mohan Memorial Foundation marking the 20th death anniversary of Adhikari, the Prime Minister claimed that the Adhikari-led government (which ruled the country for nine months in between 1994-95) was accredited for exceptional works for the causes of social security and the establishment of a rule of law. The same government which ruled the country with the motto of ‘build- your- own village’ kindled a hunger for development among the people.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli greets to the bust of first elected communist Prime Minister of Nepal late Man Mohan Adhikari as he pays tributes to the late leader on his 20th memorial day, Lalitpur, April 26, 2019.

Shedding light on the contribution of the late Adhikari to the causes of national independence, unity and consolidation of leftist political parties and the national development, the Prime Minister said “His works carried out amidst challenges were of highly significance.”

He took time to say that the incumbent government was pursuing development and was dedicated to materialising the dream of the party’s veteran leader.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister laid a wreath on an idol of the late Adhikari.

Foundation treasurer Laxmi Raj Manandhar described the role of the late leader in the country’s Communist/ leftist movement as exemplary. Former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal, (incumbent) Deputy Prime Minister Ishwor Pokhrel, Nepal Communist Party’s leaders Bamdev Gautam , Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Pampha Bhusal were among those present at the programme.

It may be noted that former Prime Minister Adhikari was best known for his grass-root development approach majorly manifested in the ‘build -your- own- village programme’. He had passed away on April 26, 1999 at the age of 78.

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