Govt had no rush to speak on Venezuela political crisis: Dr Khadka

Dr Narayan Khadka, Venezuela political crisis

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Main opposition party Nepal Congress leader Dr Narayan Khadka has said that it was not necessary for the government to issue a press statement on the United States intervention on Venezuela political crisis.

After the US decided to give recognition to Juan Guaido—who on January 23 proclaimed himself as the interim president setting up a tense standoff with current president Nicolas Maduro– as the leader of Venezuela, Dahal denounced the US move as “unacceptable intrusion in internal affairs and an attempt of imperialist coup’.

“It was not necessary,” said Dr Khadka at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Sunday.

“After Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli returned from Davos, the government issued another press statement continuing Dahal’s statement but it actually failed to clear any air of confusions between Nepal and the US.”

“Nepal and the US have diplomatic ties since 1947. The US has been extending a huge financial aid to Nepal. But the government’s statement has only strained the US-Nepal ties,” he added.

Reporters’ Club Nepal President Rishi Dhalama with Nepal Communist Party leader Devendra Poudel and Nepali Congress leader Narayan Khadka. Photo: Reporters’ Club Nepal

On the occasion, Khadka also said that the incumbent government has failed.

“The government has not been able to address the hopes and aspirations of the people.  The one year performance of the government is hopeless.”