Former finance minister and Nepali Congress central leader Mahesh Acharya today ruled out the possibility of snap-polls declared by the president on the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Acharya said that Prime Minister KP Oli's talk of holding snap-polls was ridiculous.

Speaking at a programme organised at Chandragadhi,Jhapa, Acharya accused Prime Minister Oli of dissolving the Parliament unconstitutionally.

He stressed the need of street protest to revive the Parliament. He claimed that Oli's decision to dissolve the Parliament and appoint members to various constitutional bodies had pushed the country into chaos and anarchy.

Noting that Oli's henchmen were behind corruption in various scams, including purchase of health materials and security printing press procurement process, Acharya accused Oli of shielding corruption. He said that the responsibility of protecting the constitution had fallen on the NC's shoulders.

Acharya expressed confidence that the Supreme Court would reinstate the Parliament on the basis of the letter and spirit of the constitution.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.