Dahal asks Oli: How can we smile at a time when you have killed the constitution?

Published On: January 17, 2021 04:28 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (Dahal-Nepal faction), Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of killing the constitution by dissolving parliament.

Addressing a public event in Kathmandu, Dahal said that he is not happy right now as the country is facing a turbulent period after the dissolution of the House of Representatives.

"The House dissolution has killed the hard-earned constitution through a seven-decade-long struggle and the country is currently undergoing a tumultuous situation. We are worried about the status of the constitution. In such a situation we can't smile at all. Interestingly, Prime Minister Oli is smiling at present after dissolving parliament," Dahal said.

Dahal, who is also a former prime minister, accused Prime Minister Oli of going against the present political system. "Oli dissolved parliament in cahoots with the reactionary forces. We hate such an act of the prime minister. We can't accept it at all. Therefore, we are firmly opposing it," he said.

Although the party made him the prime minister, Oli did not adhere to party decisions and pushed the country toward another round of political disorder, Dahal said.

"Oli did not adhere to the decisions made by the party although he was in a minority in the party. He failed to take party leaders into his confidence. At times, he joined the party's crucial meetings, but left them halfway," Dahal said.

Dahal also accused Prime Minister Oli of treading the path of bourgeoisie, without having any political ideology at present.

"Oli even protected those who were facing corruption charges at the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority. He himself gave a clean chit to some people even as the CIAA was investigating graft cases against them. His behavior has proved that his commitment to curbing corruption in the country is merely for public consumption," Dahal added.

The tug-of-war between Dahal and Oli has continued as the ruling party witnessed a vertical split as the two rival factions of the party differed over the government's decision to dissolve parliament and announce midterm elections for April 30 and May 10 this year. Since then, leaders of the two rival factions of the party are hitting back at each other through speeches during mass gatherings organized in various parts of the country, primarily to cash in on the public sentiment and demonstrate their political strength.




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