Freedom of press means freedom in country: NC General Secretary Koirala

Chitwan / Oct 26: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala has said the freedom of press means freedom in country. In his address to a reception organized by Nepal Press Union (NPU) Chitwan chapter here today on the occassion of Tihar, the NC General Secretary said the status of press freedom indicates how the country enjoys freedom.

He went on to say that none was expected to violate freedom of the press. He took time to accuse the incumbent government of intending to muzzle the press, adding that he and his party would always condemn such move. “Press freedom is the spirit and major objective of Nepali Congress,” he underscored.

According to him, over five million youths staying abroad should be brought back to home to accelerate development activities. The NC leader however said all developments seen at present had happened during the NC-led governments. The present government with two-thirds majority lacked a clear vision and dream for the development of nation.

NC central member Jivan Pariyar said the prosperity of nation was not possible without the guarantee of press freedom.

NPU district chair Anil Dhakal presided over the program where NC Chitwan president Jeet Narayan Shrestha, NPU senior vice chair Deepak Acharya, State Assembly member Milan Babu Shrestha, Bharatpur metropolis mayor Renu Dahal and Federation of Nepali Journalists ( FNJ) Chitwan president Radheshyam Khatiwada extended festival best wishes on the occasion. RSS

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