Kavre : Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Banskota has reiterated that the alternative to democracy is democracy alone. Addressing the agreement programme of the Greater Sunkoshi Panchkhal Water Supply Project here today, he said that democracy has no alternative. The water supply project is being implemented in Panchkhal municipality of Kavrepalanchok. “The alternative to democracy is democracy itself. Autocracy, authoritarianism or totalitarianism of any type could not be the alternative to democracy,” Minister Banskota, who is also the government spokesman, asserted. Stating that democracy was the most important issue for the people, the Communications Minister said, “This achievement (democracy) which has been exchanged for blood would not be hijacked under any circumstances. Who are our ancestors and what is their legacy, should be taught to the coming fifth generation.” Government spokesman Banskota warned those challenging the journey of the country from darkness to light that doing so would be ‘riskier than banging one’s elbows on a rock face’. It would be a crime, he said, to raise question against the people’s achievement and called on all the Nepali citizens to crush those raising such questions. “It appears the elements reduced to scrap and thrown in the junkyard of history are at play to undermine democracy. The people themselves shall give a fitting reply to these conspiratorial elements raising their ugly heads,” Minister Banskota said, cautioning the people against such elements trying to undermine the achievement bartered in place of blood. The government spokesman said that this system was not brought by any leader or anyone born into a system and stressed on the need of celebrating the Constitution Day in a grand manner by giving illustration of development, construction, change, awakening, achievements, bravery, tolerance and dreams. “The Constitution Day should be celebrated in a grand manner. This is a political system that we have brought following the historic people’s revolution. We need the best wishes of all the people for safeguarding the achievements and for the success of the journey to a prosperous Nepal,” he said. Minister Banskota is the coordinator of the Publicity Sub-Committee under the Constitution and National Day Celebration Main Committee. On the occasion, the Minister also directed the sides concerned to complete the water supply project within the stipulated time. State 3, State Assembly member Laxman Lamsal, deputy coordinator of the District Coordination Committee Manju Gautam, Panchkhal Municipality mayor Mahesh Kharel, among the speakers extended their wishes for the successful completion of the project. A four-side agreement was signed for the construction of the project. The signatories include Urban Water Supply and Sanitation (Sector) Project, the Town Development Fund, the Panchkhal Municipality and the Water Users Committee. The project is being constructed with a loan assistance of Rs 2.10 billion provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Rs 110 million mobilized by the water users. The goal is to complete the project in next three years.