Oli govt bent on enforcing authoritarianism: Koirala

Kathmandu, March 26

Nepali Congress senior leader Shekhar Koirala says the Oli government is bent on capturing the powers of the state and the NC, in its current state, cannot stop it.

Koirala, who was speaking at the party’s central committee, said that from the government’s recent activities, it was clear that it wants to enforce authoritarian rule in Nepal. ‘The Judicial Council Secretariat’s move to relieve the Chief Justice from his post is a sign that the government is bent on authoritarianism,” said Koirala adding the the Oli government will slowly censor the media and take control of the security agencies.

Koirala said that the Nepali Congress can lead the charge against authoritarianism, but to do that it will have to transform itself. Koirala also criticised Deuba for failing to lead the party during a difficult situation.

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