Nepal marks 104th anniversary of democratic leader Ganesh Man Singh 

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PTI Kathmandu, Nepal Nov 10, 2018, 10.34 PM (IST)

Nepal Saturday observed the 104th birth anniversary Ganesh Man Singh, the veteran democratic leader who steered the 1990 people's movement that restored multiparty democracy in the country.

The commemoration of the late leader's birth anniversary was held at Shova Bhagawati shrine in Kathmandu.

Speaking at the function organised by the Ganesh Man Singh (GMS) Foundation, former deputy Prime Minister and senior leader of main opposition Nepali Congress Prakash Man Singh highlighted the role played by his late father in overthrowing authoritarian Rana regime in 1950 and reinstatement of multiparty democracy in 1990.

There is a need for fulfilling the dream of late Singh by building an inclusive democratic society and attaining economic prosperity for the country through economic revolution if we are to pay true tribute to him, Prakash said.

He also underlined the need for strengthening inner-party democracy within the Nepali Congress by abiding by the party's statute.

He also slammed the present Communist government for failing to deliver on their promises despite enjoying the two-thirds majority in Parliament.

Nepali Congress had played a key role in promulgating the new Constitution three years ago under the premiership of party president late Sushil Koirla and now the party is ready to play any role in institutionalising the achievements of the democratic movement of 2006 when federal democratic republic system was established by abolishing monarchy, he said.

Singh was the leader of the democratic movement of 1990 in Nepal. He is revered as the Father of Democracy and the Iron-man of Nepali Politics. He joined Praja Parishad to protest against the autocratic rule of the Ranas.