8 December 2020, Kathmandu
The ongoing pro-monarchy demonstrations are the outcome of the government’s weakness and incompetence, political parties have said.
The dissatisfaction among the people has increased and as a result, people have started hitting the streets, opposition parties, including the Nepali Congress (NC), said at an all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister KP Oli on Tuesday.
“Some political parties are taking advantage of the people’s frustration,” they said univocally.
Political party leaders alleged the Prime Minister KP Oli-led government for going against the sentiments of the people and failed to live up to their expectations.
NC leader Dr Prakash Saran Mahat said his party drew serious attention to the government’s attempt to weaken the government, and its failure to control rampant corruption and irregularities.
“We have said that the government has failed in controlling the coronavirus pandemic,” he said adding that people have not been assured of proper treatment.
According to him, the street agitation in favor of a Hindu state and monarchy was a result of people’s dissatisfaction with the government.
He said, “The demonstrations are a sign of dissatisfaction with the current government. The government has also committed serious mistakes in implementing the constitution.”
The NC party has also demanded the government to convene the parliamentary session as soon as possible and fill the vacancies in the constitutional bodies.
Similarly, Rastriya Janamorcha leader Janak Raj Sharma alleged the government of involving in corruption and irregularities.
He also said that the government’s functioning has frustrated the people, hence they have hit the streets.
Likewise, Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) leader Deepak Bohara expressed his party’s commitment to the country’s constitution. He, however, said his party has extended its moral support to the ongoing protests.