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Common responsibility of all to safeguard achievements: Prime Minister Oli

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that it was the common responsibility of all to safeguard the achievements made through the sacrifices of the people. “Encouraging bad customs and trends in the name of democracy is not acceptable, such trends cannot move democratic practices ahead,” he said.
Speaking at a press conference held at his office at Singh Durbar this afternoon, Prime Minister Oli said some elements were working to foil democracy, federalism, republic, rule of law, sovereignty and people’s rights. It is surprising to see the Nepali Congress working proactively to disturb the unity among the democratic forces, he said.
It was due to the policy of joining hands with reactionary forces by prohibiting progressive forces that led to the 2017 B.S. incident, the Prime Minister said and appealed to all to remain alert of similar efforts being made at the present.
Describing the present government as the people’s government and hence would fulfill the genuine demands of people word by word, he said in a democracy there was no need of waging a movement to address grievances and dissatisfaction. “The present government strictly adheres to democratic norms and values and respects press freedom, human rights and rule of law,” he said.
He however said that some elements were striving to foil the present governments focus on economic prosperity and development. “Some individuals or groups are trying to mislead the people by staging protests just for protest. But they shall never be successful.”
Prime Minister Oli also expressed concerned over the groupism of undemocratic forces against federalism. The present government is alert towards national integrity and national interest. Stating that the government was working for peace, stability and prosperity, he said nothing could stop the government’s journey towards prosperity.
Prime Minister Oli has said that the government was committed to protecting the Guthi Sansthan. He argued that the bill related to Guthi was also designed to protect the guthi but it was manipulated differently. He said that some reactionary forces were active to cut down the roots of republic in various forms adding that such forces mixed into the guthi issue as well.
On another note, the Prime Minister expressed deep concern over the distracted form of Nepali language lately. He said Media were deliberately ruining the aesthetic pleasure of Nepali language. ‘Nepali language is unique in the use of honorary words but they were gradually distracted by the media as no such words were heard these days’, the PM added.

Published Date: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 01:10 PM

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