Prachanda asks PM Oli to step down on moral grounds

23 February 2021. Kathmandu

Chairman of the Prachanda-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has sought the resignation of Prime Minister KP Oli.

“Isn’t he ashamed with his deeds?” Prachanda asked adding, “He should step down immediately if he has a little morality.”

Prachanda has also urged lawmakers of the PM faction of the NCP to return to the main party.

Meanwhile, Prachanda has also appealed to people to organize victory rallies across the country.

He said his party would now move forward on the basis of understanding and consensus with other political parties.

Prachanda earlier welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict terming it “people’s victory”.

Prachanda, who has been reiterating that the House would be reinstated at any cost said, “People have won the battle.”

Prachanda further stated that he would not forge any understanding or agreement with Prime Minister KP Oli now.

Prachanda’s statement comes soon after the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives (HoR).

A five-member Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana annulled the government’s decision to dissolve the HoR.

Likewise, the SC has also ordered the government to summon the House session within the next 13 days.

President Bidya Dev Bhandari had dissolved the House parliament at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Oli on December 20, 2020.

A total of 13 writ petitions were registered at the SC seeking the reinstatement of the HoR.

The five-strong Constitutional Bench led by Chief Justice Rana ordered reinstatement of the HoR after two months of hearing.

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