Opposition protests move of relieving Governors: Cozening intention and totalitarianism

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Opposition parties are infuriated and voiced strong concerns regarding the unilateral sacking of Governors from all 7 provinces.

The main opposition party Nepali Congress has alleged that the current government is moving toward absolute totalitarianism.


Senior leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Ram Chandra Poudel stated that the government cannot take unilateral action against the Governor’s which is a highly prestigious and noble position.

According to his social media page on Facebook, the former DPM says “the removal of the posts of the Governors which is a highly dignified position according to the whims and fancy of the government in a unilateral manner is an attempt towards moving in the direction of absolute totalitarianism”.

Likewise, the Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma has stated that the current government’s intention is cozening. The government has its priorities in one and its steps on the other.

This was shared via his latest Twitter feed. Sharma further elaborated that it is an attempt to disrupt the politics of consensus and that the code of conduct for the by-elections was being disregarded.

According to the decision taken by the Council of Ministers and their recommendations, the President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari had relieved the Governors from their positions in all the provinces on Sunday.

The meeting which was held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar they arrived at this decision and recommended the President to initiate action wherein all the Governors were removed from their position.

The Governors were appointed when Sher Bahadur Deuba from the Nepali Congress served as the Prime Minister.