PM Oli alleges leaders within NCP trying to push country toward instability; vows not to step down from power

Published On: November 4, 2020 05:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Hinting at recent media reports that rival faction leaders within the party are preparing to oust him from power, Prime Minister K P Oli has alleged that a section of people in the country is trying to bring instability in the country.

Addressing a function organized to inaugurate the newly-constructed annex building of Manmohan Center under the Institute of Medicine in Maharajgunj on Wednesday, Prime Minister Oli also said that he will not step down from power despite such efforts as this would mean pushing the country toward a fresh round of instability. Although he did not name anyone in his statement, it was clear that he was referring to the party’s other Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Prime Minister Oli’s remarks alleging that a section of people trying to create instability in the country comes in the wake of Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal were forging an alliance to register a vote of a no-confidence motion against him during the upcoming winter session of the federal parliament. Prime Minister Oli said that he will not step down from the power under in any circumstances despite pressure being exerted on him to do so. “You can all think about it. Is it is good for me to step down? It is not for me but for the country. Tendering resignation at this time is to push the country toward a mess. So, I will not tender resignation,” he said. “I have repeatedly said this. But again some are still asking where my resignation is. I think this nonsense thing.”

Prime Minister Oli also argued that he had become prime minister of the country not because of his own will but because of the support and need of the people. He also asked all not to be in confusion if the prime minister will resign as he became prime minister not through tricks and treachery but through the wider support of ordinary people.

While stating that a number of attempts were made both within and beyond the party to oust him from power, Prime Minister Oli also complained that there was a tendency among some leaders within the party to criticize literally anything the government does. “I am in this position not at my own will but due to the support and need of ordinary people. Tricks and treachery did not take me to this position. It was the wider support of people that took me to this position,” he said.

Prime Minister Oli asked all government employees to put the best of their efforts in the works without having any doubt about the fate of the current government. “There were many attempts made many times to see if this government could be changed or toppled. A number of efforts were made from both within and beyond [the party]. There is a tendency to criticize anything the government does. Let us not be influenced by that,” he further said.

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