The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has listed 21 shortcomings of the Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli during its 21-month term.
"The government has failed in 21 representative incidents and issues in 21 months of formation," NC Spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma said addressing a press conference organized at the party's central office in Sanepa on Tuesday 11 days ahead of the upcoming by-elections. "The government will not change after the by-elections but it is necessary to send a message that what the government is doing is wrong."
He listed issues ranging from nationalism to security in the 21 shortcomings. "No dialogue has been initiated with India so many days after inclusion of Nepali land in its map by India. We have heard the PM speak only for consumption in the media," he stated pointing at PM Oli's comment on Sunday urging India to take back its army from Kalapani.
The NC has also accused the government of failing to expand ownership of the Constitution through its amendment. "Madhes-based party has been inducted in the government but it does not seem ready to amend the Constitution as per the agreement reached one and a half years back," he pointed.
NC says the government has also failed in governance, fulfilling the remaining works for implementation of Constitution, and handling CPN led by Netra Bikram Chand, and showed diplomatic immaturity.
"The government failed to arrest those involved in rape of Nirmala Panta and bring them to book. There was no investigation of murder in the PM's constituency in Jhapa. The government has failed in such security issues," Sharma claimed.
The NC also slammed the government for failing to control inflation. "Inflation has climbed Mt Everest probably as Dharahara no longer stands," Sharma said sarcastically. "The government has also covered up corruption in procurement of wide-body airplanes."