Nepal | January 23, 2021

Dahal-Nepal faction condemns Oli

Himalayan News Service
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The Standing Committee of Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal) today condemned Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for using ‘threatening language’ against four former chief justices Kalyan Shrestha, Sushila Karki, Anup Raj Sharma, and Min Bahadur Rayamajhi.

NCP (Dahal-Nepal) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha told mediapersons after the party’s Standing Committee meeting that the four former CJs expressed their views on the dissolution of the House of Representatives because of their sense of civic duty and commitment to the people, constitution, democracy, political stability, and good governance, but Oli was trying to threaten and humiliate the four former CJs. Shrestha said his party was committed to respecting the freedom of expression of the four former CJs and other civil society members and urged all to unite to defend freedom of expression.

The party also demanded that the government media stop working as the NCP’s Oli faction’s mouthpiece.

In response to a journalist’s query, Shrestha said his party was not preparing for the midterm polls because it was confident that the struggle launched against the dissolution of the House would succeed and the HoR would resume its operation.

He said Dahal’s recent visit to India was a private one and he did not meet any Indian leaders during his stay in India.

A version of this article appears in print on January 11, 2021 of The Himalayan Times.

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