Single party communism detrimental to democracy: PM Deuba

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN (Maoist Center) leader Khagaraj Bhatta, left alliance, Dadeldhura, federal and provincial election

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said single-party communism will pose challenge to democracy, so time has come for all to unite against it.

During a gathering of the people of the Public Relations Committee affiliated to Nepali Congress, who have gathered in the capital city Thursday, PM Deuba said only multi-party democracy could institutionalize people’s rights. “All need to be aware of the authoritarianism against which come in the camouflage of democracy,” he reminded.

According to him, NC has played a leading role to establish people’s rights to since 2007BS. But NC was facing challenge at present. Support from all sides is imperative to combat this challenges, he underscored.

On the occasion, senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel said the recent alliance of leftist parties to implement communism had created debates while the political system has been determined with the promulgation of the constitution.

However, the alliance is a wakeup call for Nepali Congress. Leader Prakash Sharan Mahat said there was no alternative of democracy in Nepal. Communism has failed worldwide. It is the NC that has brought all to democratic mainstream, he asserted. RSS