Dahal-Nepal faction demonstrates against PM Oli's move to dissolve parliament

KATHMANDU: The Dahal-Nepal faction of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has hit the streets to protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's controversial move of parliament dissolution.

The group carried out a demonstration this morning at Maitighar Mandala in the capital. Two top leaders of the faction Dahal and Nepal along with Jhalanath Khanal and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, among others, were present at the protests.

From Maitighar, the rally will head to the Election Commission with a joint letter, and hold a press conference in the afternoon.

Some of the NCP lawmakers are also going to the Supreme Court. The apex court has formed a five-member constitutional bench under Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana to hear the writ petitions filed against the government for dissolution of the House of Representatives.

Moreover, the faction has also declared a country-wide protest to be held on December 29. The decision to carry out a nationwide protest was reached at the faction’s central committee meeting held on Thursday.

On December 20, PM Oli recommended the dissolution of House of Representatives, which was promptly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, creating much chaos within the political sphere of the country.

Dahal-Nepal side of the ruling NCP has defined PM's move of dismatling the House of Representatives as unconstitutional and undemocratic. Supporting this claim, many people had come out into the streets in the days following the HoR dissolution.