“We have to apologise to the people for not being able to live up to their expectations. We have to promise we will make it up to them,” said Narayan Kaji Shrestha, party spokesperson.
The political fraternity has drawn widespread criticism for engaging in power-struggle at a time when other major issues continue to affect Nepalis. In fact social media posts have ridiculed both sides for not caring about repeatedly disrupting life in Kathmandu with their ‘rent-a-crowd’ rallies.
Social media has been rife with the politicians’ abject lack of reaction to a recent rape cases, including that of a 17-year-old girl in Baitadi. But the parties seem focused on a campaign spree.
A similar event had been organised last week by Prime Minister K P Oli, at the gates of the Narayanhiti Palace, Darbar Marg. In his address, Oli didn’t hold back in maligning his opposition, even though he was careful with his choice of words– and on Wednesday, Kathmandu saw a repeat of it as the politicians continued mudslinging in words.