Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said that the Parliament would not be reinstated.

Addressing a gathering to commemorate late CPN-UML leader Hem Narayan Yadav at Siraha headquarters, Oli asked leaders not to dream of becoming prime minister by reviving the House of Representatives.

"If you are dreaming of horse-trading in the Parliament after reviving it, that will not happen," he stated. He assured that snap polls would be held in Province 2 in the first phase.

Oli directed the party rank and file to prepare for the upcoming polls. "Party cadres were inactive and useless for the past three years ever since the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre merged. We have become clear now. So, we shall go to the polls with plans," he noted.

He urged party cadres not to be confused by rumours that the Parliament would be revived.

Oli, indicating Pushpa Kamal Dahal, said the bloody movement would not earn people's trust. "Some leaders are saying that the agitation will not be vegetarian, but violent agitation will not succeed in the changed context," Oli said.

Oli argued that people were looking for development, prosperity and good governance.

Noting that he had inaugurated the sub-station of Nepal Electricity Authority at Dhalkebar, Dhanusha, Oli said the country would not face power shortage in two years. He said that he would lay the foundation stone of Sunkoshi Kamala Diversion to irrigate land in the Tarai.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 2, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.