PM Oli clarifies his stance on monarchy and federalism

Published On: February 5, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

“KP Oli who spent years in prison to overthrow the monarchy can’t think of reinstating it”


Amid widespread speculations that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli might make a ‘surprise announcement’ regarding secularism, federalism and monarchy at the mass gathering organized in Kathmandu on Friday, PM Oli chose not to make any controversial statement. Instead, he said that the country would move forward implementing federalism and republicanism in the country.

PM Oli, while addressing the mass gathering organized by his faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) in front of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum on Friday, assured the public that he was not in favour of reinstating monarchy in the country as rumored in the market. 

“KP Oli, who spent years in prison to overthrow the monarchy, can't think of reinstating it. We’ll proceed ahead through the effective implementation of the federal democratic republican system,” Oli said.

On the occasion, he took his time to laud the efforts made by the local units in the government’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. 

Oli, who has been blamed for taking an unconstitutional move through the dissolution of the House of Representatives on December 20 earlier in the last year, said that forthcoming April-May polls will further strengthen democracy in the country. The government has announced elections for April 30 and May 10 later this year. His move, however, has been objected by various political parties including a rival faction of the NCP led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal.

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