Country in crisis due to PM's greed for power: UML gen secy
DHANKUTA, Aug. 9: CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokharel has said the country is sliding into the state of nowhere due to Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai´s lust for power and Unified CPN (Maoist)´s authoritarian thoughts.
The current crisis has been further aggravated with the Prime Minister´s greed for power instead of giving consensual political way out by resigning from the post, he said while inaugurating a gathering of Nepal Sports Federation, Koshi Zone here on Wednesday.
Those who do not want change and wish to ruin the country in any pretext have been unnecessarily blaming the CPM-UML as anti-federalist party, he said, adding that his party was clearly in favor of Nepal friendly federalism.
He further clarified that naming provinces after one particular ethnic group would hurt the dignity of other castes.
Federation central member and Koshi Zonal In-charge Arjun Rai presided over the programme.