Nepali Congress to act tough against Maoists

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Kathmandu, Sep 9 : Nepal's former Prime Minister and president of Nepali Congress (NC) Girija Prasad Koirala today said that his party would act tough against the Maoists to make them a democratic force.

Addressing a function here, Koirala said his party would act strong against undemocratic activities of the Maoists in the capacity of a responsible opposition.

He said the party has completed a historic responsibility by ending the conflict that ravaged the country for a decade.

Koirala also claimed his party rendered vital role for establishment of republican system in Nepal.

Earlier Nepali Congress Vice-President Ram Chandra Poudel said that the Maoist People's Liberation Army can't be integrated with the Nepali Army as the former is loyal to a political party.

He also accused the government of failing to provide assistance to the flood victims of Koshi disaster, which in its aftermath has claimed 36 lives so far, and rendered over 50,000 homeless.

He also assured that the Nepali Congress would assume the role of a responsible opposition party and would not engage in the game of pulling down the government, Nepalnews reported.

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