RAUTAHAT: Janata Samajwadi Party cadres have converged at an assembly in Santapur of Rautahat to protest the 'autocratic' move by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of dismantling the Lower House, on Saturday.

Addressing scores of attendees at the demonstration, JSP leader Anil Kumar Jha stated that the government was elected to govern for a tenure of five years. However, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, amid growing internal feud in his party, disrespected the mandate by dissolving the House of Representatives, which has created much instability and chaos across the nation. Therefore, the party has taken to the streets to protest against the act.

"In the midst of looming COVID-19 crisis, the government should have focused on procurement of vaccines and intensifying the PCR tests as opposed to dissolving the parliament and subsequently announcing general elections," he added.

In the same manner, former minister Hishila Yami too addressed the gathering, wherein she stated that PM Oli has betrayed the trust of the Nepali public, and as such, he and those who support his ill-witted motives should be exiled from the nation to maintain the political status quo of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. She added that JSP will remain head-strong to execute the same.

Similarly, other prominent leaders of the political party assured to comply with the judgement of the court as the matter is currently being probed.

On December 20, PM Oli recommended the dissolution of House of Representatives, which was promptly approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, while also announcing that mid-term elections would be held in April-May, 2021.

This has created much chaos within the political sphere of the country putting the Prime Minister’s and President’s intentions into questioning. Following the decision, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) split into two on December 22. Former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal lead one splinter group while the other faction is under the leadership of Prime Minister Oli.

The uncalled move of dissolving the House has ushered much flak and widespread condemnation for the Prime Minister.