It beats me why people still vote for NC: Oli
CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday has expressed surprise at why people are still voting for Nepali Congress (NC). "NC has done all the wrong deeds out there and is still competing with UML in election results. It beats me," Oli said speaking at a program organized on the occasion of 24th Madan-Ashrit Memorial Day at the old party office in Balkhu.
He claimed there is no reason to not vote for UML and vote other parties. "We have failed to take the good works of UML to the people. The people are still misled," he added.
Stating that UML has faced attacks and conspiracies right from the beginning, he said the party is being attacked even now. He claimed there was conspiracy even in murder of the then party general secretary Madan Bhandari. "'Those capturing polling booths during the election have attacked UML cadres. We have not disrupted peace anywhere," he said.
He said UML is not a party that goes with the tide and added it will always take stand for national interest.
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