Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali today claimed that the Supreme Court would uphold the dissolution of the House of Representatives by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Speaking at a programme organised by Nepal Communist Party (Oli faction) at Banke's Kohalpur, Gyawali, who is close to Prime Minister Oli, reiterated that the apex court would uphold the government decision and the country would go for snap polls. He directed the party rank and file to actively prepare and participate in election activities.

The hearing on the petition that the House dissolution was unconstitutional is under way at the Supreme Court. "The hearing is under way, but be assured that the court would uphold the dissolution of the House and the country would go to the polls," Gyawali said.

He also urged party cadres and leaders not to worry about the party's recognition and the party's election symbol.

"PM Oli was compelled to dissolve the Parliament due to non-cooperation from within the party," he added.

Gyawali slammed Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal and said the party leaders had started pulling down the government since the first day of government formation. "Our legs and hands were tied, and we were asked to walk and work," Gyawali noted.

He said the communist movement in Nepal had reached a dangerous turning point.

Gyawali called leaders and parties opposing the midterm polls regressive forces.

A version of this article appears in the print on January 29, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.