Democracy sans press freedom worthless: NC President Deuba

03/07/2019

Biratnagar, Mar. 7: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said democracy without press freedom would have no significance. Democracy and press freedom are interdependent, he argued during a programme here Thursday.
Criticizing the attempts of the government to control social networking sites as violation of democratic values and principles, he suggested the government taking along the oppositions in order to strengthen federalism. He also suggested formulation of additional bills and laws to give full shape to federalism.
"Federalism has now become a reality of the country," NC President asserted while inaugurating the eighth anniversary function of the New Shrishti daily.
On the occasion, Chief Minister of Province 1, Sherdhan Rai, suggested that journalism worked to win the hearts of the people. He lauded that journalism has contributed well to social changes in the country. He also urged one and all to join hands to prosper and develop the country.
Provincial Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Hikmat Kumar Karki, viewed that ruling party and oppositions should come together to develop the country. He also informed that the third convention of the State Assembly would soon settle the process to name permanent capital of the Province.
Other speakers including cricketer Parash Khadka and comedian Manoj Gajurel stressed the need for all to work hand-in-hand to establish peace and develop the country.
On the occasion, 21 people from various walks of life were honoured. RSS

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