Opposition parties, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML have criticized UCPN (Maoist) led government for breaking tradition of celebrating democracy day on 7 Fagun when the nation was liberated from the 104-year long Rana dictatorship.
Today on the occasion of the 62nd Democracy Day, Tundikhel remains cold and bizarre. Though the government has given a public holiday on the occasion, the government did not organize any official programmes.
NC vice president Ram Chandra Paudel said the incumbent Maoist-led government is trying to wipe out the history of democracy by paying no heed in celebrating the National Democratic Day and added such act is condemnable.
Similarly, CPN-UML chairman Jhala Nath Khanal said his party would ask Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for clarification for not celebrating the democracy day.