‘Oli’s election talk only an excuse to crush democracy, federalism’


Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal Executive Chairperson Upendra Yadav has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of conspiring to end democracy and federal republicanism by dissolving the Parliament.

“The prime minister’s act of dissolving the Parliament in the name of holding polls is nothing but a design to finish off democracy and federal republicanism,” said the JSP-N leader, who was once a deputy prime minister in PM Oli’s Cabinet. Yadav was speaking at a programme in Rupandehi’s Bhairahawa to welcome new entrants to the party today.

According to Yadav, the prime minister resorted to dissolving the House in an unconstitutional manner after he failed in his attempt to establish himself as a tyrant by bringing ordinances to hijack constitutional bodies and split political parties.

“As the HoR dissolution is a political rather than a constitutional matter, we must resolve it politically and safeguard democracy, federalism and civilians’ rights, rather than waiting for the Supreme Court’s decision,” he said.

Further, Yadav expressed his party’s commitment to come forward to preserve the hard-earned gains of the nation after the main opposition seemed weak with regard to fulfilling its duty sincerely.

“Oli can’t hold the election on the stipulated date. I can guarantee that the election won’t happen, and I can see that Oli is sure to face a fate similar to that which former king Gyanendra faced in the past.”

More than 250 persons, including Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal Lumbini Province spokesperson and engineer Rabi Rauniyar entered the JSP-N today.