Congress decides to hold nationwide demonstrations on December 14

Kathmandu: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC) has scheduled a date to stage a nationwide protest against the government on December 14.

A meeting of office bearers and former office bearers on Friday condemned the mistreatment and arrest of senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel in Tanahu. “The repressive attitude of opposing the opposition has been adopted and the government has turned towards authoritarianism,” said Arjun Narsingh KC, a leader who attended the meeting.

In addition to the Tanahu incident, the Congress has decided to hold demonstrations in 77 districts on December 14 against the issue of mismanagement and corruption in the prevention and treatment of Covid-19.

The Congress meeting has also drawn the attention of the government to convene the session of the federal parliament soon. Stating that the government is embroiled in its own party’s conflict in a complex and challenging situation, the Congress has stressed on the need to convene a session of the parliament soon to raise issues of livelihood.

In the meeting of office bearers and former office bearers, the leaders also agreed to seek consensus on the issues raised by 27 central members on the internal issues of the party.