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"I won't topple the government"



KIRAN PANDAY
How are you spending your days?
I am busy with political meetings all day. I have discussions with politicians from different parties and senior diplomats and I am trying to figure out the role the NC should play in the present government.

And your view is?
The time to comment on the current government hasn't come yet. I have been following its behaviour for the past month since it was formed. I've been keeping count of the good and bad things that the government has been doing during that time.

The prime minister says you have been trying to topple the government.
What Prachanda says are his own thoughts. Right now, it's not my goal to topple the government. If the government moves on without breaking democratic processes and laws, I have nothing to say. But if it does and if it brings about a rule of law that takes away citizens' rights, or if there is any stoppage of the democratic processes, I will not stay quiet. I told Prachanda from the very beginning that we must bring forth a coalition government, but he didn't listen.

What sort of an opposition will the NC be?
The Congress will fulfil the role of a responsible opposition party. Instead of burning tyres and blocking roads, we will be a model opposition. We will protest against those who are guilty.



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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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