Dahal-Nepal faction meeting at parliament building (with photos)

Published On: December 21, 2020 03:14 PM NPT By: Dipesh Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: A meeting of the ex-lawmakers close to the dissident faction led by executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is being held at the federal parliament building in New Baneshwar, Kathmandu.

Senior leaders of the party including Chairman Dahal, senior leaders Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal and party spokesperson Naryan Kaji Shrestha among others are present at the meeting. 

Earlier today, Senior leaders of the party consulted various constitutionalists and legal experts over the possible strategies they could formulate following the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

According to the secretariat of NCP Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, leaders including Dahal, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha visited the legal experts including senior advocate Shambhu Thapa, Mukti Pradhan and Raman Shrestha  in an apparent bid to seek the possible ways out including parliament restoration. 

Meanwhile, the dissident lawmakers of the dissolved HoR who are associated with the NCP reached the Supreme Court demanding the immediate restoration of the HoR. Lawmakers close to Dahal and Nepal including Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel decided to knock at the top court’s door, arguing that PM Oli’s move to dissolve parliament was an unconstitutional and undemocratic one.

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