Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung. (File photo/RSS)
KATHMANDU: Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung has said that declaring elections to seek a fresh mandate cannot be an unconstitutional step.
Addressing the first annual general meeting of Working Dalit Journalists’ Association Nepal here today, he said it was totally wrong to say that seeking a fresh mandate was a violation of freedom and a coup.
The government spokesperson said in the present situation there was no alternative than to go for polls. “The elections will give a political way out to the current situation, hence we should all start preparing for it, Gurung said.
On a different note, the CIT Minister said the journalists should be guiding the society rather than creating anarchy in the name of press freedom.
He also stressed the need for an end to untouchability that remains as a blot in society, and it can be done through a collaborative effort of all.