Leftist pact a threat to democracy: Nepal PM
October 21 2017 11:42 PM
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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba

Agencies Bhaktapur

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the broader leftist electoral alliance and unification after the elections would be a threat to democracy in Nepal.
Deuba said safeguarding democracy is the main challenge of the hour referring to the leftist alliance.
“Democracy, republic and people’s rights must be guaranteed. At current time, forces wishing to finish off democracy have come together,” he said, adding that Nepali Congress victory in upcoming polls is essential to tackle such threat.”
Stating that the leftist alliance had imperiled the democracy, he claimed that such unity is for imposing communist authoritarianism and thus keeping the people in threat and fear.
“Nepal’s communist parties intend to rule over the people through an autocratic system which will be more dangerous than the Rana regime in the future.”
He viewed that the communist political parties that were talking about nationalism could not be ever nationalists, underlining the need of unity among democratic forces and within the party to overcome the ‘anti-democracy forces’.
The prime minister pledged to hold the elections as per schedule and creating a ground for strengthening of democracy through the full enforcement of the
constitution.



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