CHITWAN – Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba asserted that there was no alternative to republican system of governance in the country.
Talking to media at Bharatpur Airport in Chitwan district today, Deuba said, “There is no point in opposing the republican system. It is not going to change.”
Asked if the political parties in the country were disturbed by ‘anti-republican activities’, Deuba, also the former Prime Minister, firmly said, “Not at all.”
On another query pertaining the consensus on the power sharing in the current collation turn-by-turn, he did not clearly respond. When asked ‘How would power sharing be exercised in the current coalition?’, the septuagenarian leader replied,” You will know for yourself.”
Similarly, NC leader Dr Shashanka Koirala commented that he did not believe that monarchy would be reinstated. He, however, admitted that the citizens were not completely contended with the performance of the government and thus questions on the current governance system were raised.
He called for unity among all political parties to protect the republican system. “Neither am I satisfied with the performance of the incumbent government. The incumbent government did not seem to pay attention towards progress and development of the country,” he remarked.
According to him, although federalism was needed in the country, there were questions about the current structure. “It is imperative for all political parties to come together to clear doubts in the minds of the citizens regarding the governance system.”
On a different note, Dr Koirala, a House of Representatives member elected from Nawalpur constituency no 1 in the Nawalpur district, shared that he had inquired about the non-completion of Narayangadh-Butwal road project to the construction company over 12 times but to no avail. He pledged to raise this issue in the parliament.