DHARAN, FEBRUARY 20
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on Saturday, has said that reinstatement of the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR) will lead the nation towards instability.
Speaking at a programme organised by the Province 1 committee of Oli-led Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in Biratnagar, PM Oli professed that the public mandate is inclined towards mid-terms polls, and as such, reinstatement of the dissolved HoR is not only out of line with the public's wishes, but will definitely lead the nation towards instability.
He went on to claim that the elections will take place on the stipulated dates and that Supreme Court's decision on the HoR dissolution case will be in his favour.
Top leaders of the faction including Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and senior leader Subas Chandra Nembang too addressed the mass assembly.
Prime Minister Oli-led NCP faction planned today's mass gathering, in a series of show-of-strength programmes, to "inform" people about the reasons behind dissolution of House of Representatives and calling of the mid-term polls.
The faction held a similar mass gathering on February 13 in Butwal of Rupandehi district.
Earlier on February 5, supporters of PM Oli had organised a show-of-strength, wherein thousands of people had gathered in Kathmandu. Oli and other senior figures of the NCP group had addressed the gathering.
On December 20, PM Oli recommended the House dissolution which was approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari along with announcement of mid-term elections on April 30 and May 10.
Dahal-Nepal faction of the party, along with other political parties, civic society, and the general public have been protesting the PM's move calling it 'unconstitutional' and 'authoritative' ever since, while the Prime Minister continues to gather masses to declare his intentions.