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PM Oli challenges Prachanda to prove his guts in parliament

Says he will not resign under pressure


01 March 2021  

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Oli has reiterated his firm stance of not resigning at any cost.

“My resignation is not the way out,” PM Oli said in a television interview adding, “This will lead to political instability, chaos, and will recur the tendency of horse-trading (of lawmakers).”

PM Oli also challenged Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” to prove his guts by becoming the prime minister from the parliament.

“I will not only face the parliament but will also overcome the motion of no-confidence,” he added suggesting the dissident faction to follow democratic norms and necessary procedures to seek his resignation.

He also sniffed sarcasm at Prachanda saying, “In fact, he precisely said that he would form a coalition government that is comfortable for others because he has never, in the history, been comfortable for the Nepali people and the country.”

To a query, whether he had made a “gentlemen’s agreement” with Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba to face the no-confidence motion in the parliament, PM Oli said, “When it comes to democracy, my relations with Deuba have been permanent.”

He also criticized the dissident faction for obstructing the government’s works. “The government was consistently under pressure from them. They interfered in every sector and every step. Instead of cooperating with the government, they were hell-bent on defaming it.”

Referring to Prachanda’s remarks of launching a “non-veg” agitation, PM Oli came down heavily on Prachanda for showing a double-standard attitude.

“How ridiculous is it for him to chant the mantra of democracy on one side and threatening to launch a violent agitation on the other?” he queried.

Stating that it was not Prachanda who made him the Prime Minister, PM Oli said, “I have become the prime minister through democratic means.”

He also dismissed Prachanda’s claim of having a majority party lawmakers on his side. “If he wants to prove his majority, he has to take a democratic way,” PM Oli said.

Prime Minister Oli also dismissed rumors of party split for the sake of the Prime Minister or party Chairman. “I am not in favor of party split,” he said adding, “I don’t believe in foul play.”

Publish Date : 01 March 2021 07:42 AM

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