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Court order protected constitution: PM



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Oct. 28: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday said the mandamus order issued by the Supreme Court was in favour of the constitution and democracy. He said the order protected the constitution and democracy.

Addressing a programme organised by the Nepali Congress sister organisation, Nepal Tarun Dal central executive committee to mark its 68th establishment day, Prime Minister and NC president Deuba said that the mandamus turned out to be the savior of the Parliament, constitution and democracy.
“KP Sharma Oli had no right to dissolve the Parliament, it was the Supreme Court that protected the constitution twice when the Parliament was dissolved unconstitutionally,” Prime Minister Deuba said criticizing former Prime Minister Oli.

Concerning over accusation that the present government lacked people’s mandate, Deuba clarified that the coalition government of the five political parties had a clear majority.
Prime Minister Deuba further said the government and his party NC would not speak about the issue of Chief Justice and the court stating that the court had the capacity to sort it out.
He also defended Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Gajendra Hamal, and said he had resigned from the post being an NC leader.

Prime Minister Deuba highlighted the Tarun Dal’s role and said its role was vital to make the party’s upcoming 14th General Convention a grand success.
He was presented with a letter of felicitation in recognition of his untiring contribution to the democratic movement and for being a source of inspiration to the youths in the party by Tarun Dal’s president Jeet Jung Basent.
Tarun Dal’s former president and Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand said the role of youths was crucial to make the party competent, consolidated, efficient and successful. He added, “Youths are the major pillar and force of the party and they should be united and empowered to further strengthen the NC.”

Khand said the present coalition government had been formed for protecting democracy and the Constitution, stressing the equal role of youths in making it successful.
Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation Umakanta Chaudhary urged the youths to come forward for defending democracy, institutionalizing party's ideology and fulfilling the responsibility given by the party.
He stressed on mobilising the youths in the right way as they are the future and the wealth of the nation.

Former president of Tarun Dal and former minister Mahendra Yadav said the Tarun Dal should be united and active to help make the party stronger. The youths have a paramount role to ensure a victory with majority of the Nepali Congress in the upcoming election.
Tarun Dal president Basnet said the organization would always stand determined to make the party strong and to fight against injustice, anomalies and aberrations.

Home Minister Khand and Minister Chaudhary were felicitated by presenting a Letter of Appreciation on the occasion. While Dal's former presidents Yadav, Binod Prakash Kayastha and Udaya Shumsher Rana were also felicitated by wrapping shawls as a mark of honour. Journalist Dr. Nawaraj Lamsal was also felicitated at the programme.

Nepal Tarun Dal was formed on the 10th of Kartik in 2010 BS at the initiative of Nepali Congress' founding leader Bishweshwor Prasad Koirala. It remained dormant after the then king Mahendra arrested BP Koirala, the first people-elected Prime Minister, on Push 1, 2017 BS. The Dal was reactivated in 2054 BS by then NC President Girija Prasad Koirala and it has been expanding its organisation since then.