Senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel has accused the government of violating the election code of conduct by appointing officials to constitutional bodies.

"On the one hand he has announced the polls and on the other he is openly appointing people in vital positions in constitutional bodies, which is a clear breach of the election code of conduct by a government that has been reduced to a caretaker status,"

Paudel said at a cadres' meet in Mochabari of Ghiring Rural Municipality today.

Further, Paudel claimed that the Oli-led government didn't intend to hold the polls.

On a different note, the opposition leader said his party was ready to protect the constitution and democracy and save the country from slipping into an abyss.

"As the PM's act of dissolving the Parliament was driven by a wrong intention, our party is campaigning to expose the government and its design to aware people about the consequences," the NC leader said. He also met cadres at different places today and urged party cadres to protest the regressive moves of the government.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 5, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.