Five former prime ministers urge caretaker PM not to take any decisions that have far reaching consequences

Published On: June 12, 2021 08:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 12: Five former prime ministers have urged caretaker Prime Minister K P Oli not to take any decisions that have far-reaching consequences. 

Issuing a joint press statement on Saturday, former prime ministers Sher Bahadur Deuba, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai have also urged civil servants and security personnel not to be involved in such activities of the government. 

While stating that Prime Minister Oli had shown desire to cling onto power through unconstitutional moves, the former prime ministers have alleged that Oli was involved in threatening the judiciary not just through the party's meetings but also through the attorney general. 

They have also argued that Prime Minister Oli's move to cling onto power through foul means had pushed the country towards fresh uncertainty and political instability. They have alleged that Prime Minister Oli was bent on prolonging his stay in power instead of focusing himself to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. 

They have also taken strong exception to the decision of the caretaker government to export sand, pebbles and stones to India in the name of bridging the trade deficit. While terming the decision anti-national and anti-people, they have cautioned Prime Minister Oli not to create the situation in which foreigners dictate Nepal’s national politics. 

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