HoR dissolution, an attempt to reinstate monarchy: Prachanda

By Nepal All

Updated 10:07, 19 Jan 2021

KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has claimed that an attempt was made again to reinstate the monarchy by dissolving the House of Representatives (HoR). 

In his address to the second national gathering of the Press Organization Nepal, former Prime Minster Dahal asserted that an ill-effort was placed to push the country towards autocratic regime and abyss of uncertainty. 

He also noted the need to avert such situation by all means as the dissolution of HoR was an unscrupulous attempt to ruin the federal democratic republic which was earned after a seven-decade-long assiduous struggle of the Nepali people and also the achievements including the promulgation of the Nepal Constitution through the representatives of the people. 

"It is the responsibility of the people to check such efforts meant to bring the country to a whirlpool of uncertainty and a situation having no constitution and hand it to the autocrat ", NCP chair Dahal added. 

Lauding the exemplary role of the media in the political transformation of the country, he claimed it was the consistent advocacy of the media in favor of federalism, Constituent Assembly and republic setups that made the change possible. 

The media still has spectacular role in building public opinion in support of the change and against the repressive move, Dahal stressed. 

Problems surfaced within the party when Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli did not easily accept the decision of majority, chairperson Dahal said, accusing Oli of betraying the Nepali people by dissolving the parliament. 

"I have already informed the public that you have already lost the bet and the war. It was when you resorted to pick a sword against the constitutionalism, federal democratic republic and sovereign Nepali people. You are thus a loser and people the winner", Dahal further asserted. 

Another chair of the NCP Madhav Kuamr Nepal said that it was a tragedy in the political history of Nepal for the NCP leader to dissolve the people's representative body, the House of Representatives (HoR).

Recalling the instrumental role played by media to advance the agenda of political change in the country, he called for media persons to create a storm of struggle by making people aware against the government move. 

"The HoR dissolution has put the federalism and change agenda in crisis. This is the time to distinguish right and wrong. Leadership is tested based on where s/he stands in. A good leader always stands for the people and truth. It is the shared responsibility to safeguard the change", he noted. 

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