Former Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai along with other senior leaders of the party including Upendra Yadav, Mahantha Thakur and Ashok Rai marched along the streets from Ratnapark and went past Putalisadak. (Photo: Monika Malla/Republica)
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattara has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of pushing the country back toward regression by dissolving the House of Representatives (HoR).
"Prime Minister Oli is pushing the country back toward regression by capturing various state organs in a gradual manner and parliament dissolution was a part of that exercise. In fact, regression does not come at one go, it comes in various forms," Bhattarai said.
Recalling that he did not appoint new ministers into his Cabinet after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly cum parliament back in 2012, Bhattarai questioned Prime Minister Oli's decision to appoint new ministers.
"There were 12 ministries lying vacant when I was serving as the prime minister. But, I did not appoint new ministers on moral grounds. Instead, I oversaw five-six ministries myself," Bhattarai said.