Gallery: Police confront protesters as the capital's political scene heats up
KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 28
Police confront protesters with lit flambeau as capital's political scenario heats up following house dissolution.
Seen in pictures are demonstrators and Riot Police personnel attempting to douse torches while chasing away protesters from the scene during a protest against the dissolution of parliament denouncing the move of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu as seen on on Monday, December 28, 2020.
On December 20, PM Oli had recommended the dissolution of House of Representatives, which was promptly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari. This created much chaos within the political sphere of the country, while also putting the Prime Minister’s and President’s intentions into questioning as President Bidya Devi Bhandari approved Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives on and announced that mid-term elections would be held in April-May, 2021.
Furthermore, the uncalled move of dissolving the House has ushered much flak and widespread condemnation for PM KP Oli, who is already walking on thin ice.