Prachanda-Nepal faction announces second phase protest plan



2 January 2020, Kathmandu

The Prachanda-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Saturday announced the second phase of protest programs against the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

The Central Struggle Committee Against Regression at a press conference announced the protest plan from January 4 to February 7.

As per the protest plan, a memorandum will be submitted to the Prime Minister from all the districts on January 8 demanding to apologize to the people for correcting the unconstitutional steps.

Along with the memorandum, a book of the constitution will also be given to the Prime Minister.

The Prachanda-Nepal faction has been irked after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the House of Representatives (HoR).

The disgruntled faction decided to hold the second phase of the demonstration after the main opposition Nepali Congress hesitated to jointly hit the streets.

Oli and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba had reached an agreement that if HoR were not dissolved, they would run a coalition government and in case of dissolution, they would go for the mid-term polls by forming an electoral alliance with each other, according to sources.

The ruling NCP has been politically divided following the dissolution of the HoR.

Both Oli and Prachanda-Nepal factions have reached the Election Commission claiming the legitimacy of the party.

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