Parliament dissolution was not an abrupt decision: PM Oli (with video)

"Election will strengthen party unity"

Abiral Gautam

December 21, 2020

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Parliament dissolution was not an abrupt decision: PM Oli (with video)

Prime Minister KP Oli addresses the nation on Monday.

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the decision to dissolve parliament was not taken abruptly.

He said that this situation was created due to the activities of some leaders within the party against the people’s expectations, adding that the House of Representatives was dissolved due to the siege.

“The developments that took place yesterday may seem unpredictable and abrupt, but this situation has been created by the inconsistent, distorted and contrary to the will of the people for a long time in national politics and some leaders of the party,” he said.

Addressing the nation on Monday, Prime Minister Oli argued that the people-elected government had no choice but to go before the people after it was not allowed to work.

“You are aware of the siege of the government over the last few months,” he said, “Attempts were made to file a no-confidence motion against the prime minister, and summon parliamentary session without the knowledge of the party chairman and parliamentary party leaders.”

Although the mandate was for political stability, the current situation was created due to irrational disputes and stalemate, said Prime Minister Oli.

Targeting another Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Prime Minister Oli accused him of going out of the country less than a year after the formation of the government and sending a message of instability.

He said that it was ironic that the government was under siege even though there were many nationalist works including the publication of maps including Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura.

Recalling that when he was the Prime Minister for the first time, the government was overthrown after India lifted the blockade, Oli said, “The characters are the same even though the situation and the context are different. Isn’t it clear that some of our leaders are trying to push Nepal into perpetual instability?”

He also accused some leaders of the ruling party of being more aggressive than the leaders of the opposition parties.

Prime Minister Oli said that the government was not allowed to move ahead in line with the people’s expectations by bargaining to fail the government.

The Prime Minister said that the government faced hurdles since the beginning.

“Delay in government formation was done at the beginning. The government was formed by clearing hurdles, and then some leaders continue attempts for creating instability,” he accused.

“….after the election, various activities were started to prevent national politics from moving forward in line with the people’s demands. I think that the activities of delaying the formation of the government at the beginning and engaging the national politics under endless bargaining and pressure against the mandate are fresh in your memory,” he said.

The Prime Minister claimed that the announcement of the House of Representatives election has strengthened party unity.

He has urged the party leaders to forget the bitterness of the past and participate in the election.

“I urge the comrades to forget the bitterness of the past and participate in the election. The announcement of the election will strengthen party unity, “Oli said, “It will also help the opposition to advance its agenda.”

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