KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The KP Oli-led Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has organized a mass gathering in Kathmandu.
The faction, on Friday, organized the gathering with the theme of ‘Fresh mandate for political stability through development and prosperity to safeguard territorial integrity, constitution and end of anarchy’.
The program was addressed by party chairman and PM Oli, Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa among others.
Vehicular movement along the road in front of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum was interrupted and road dividers were removed for more space for the gathering. Similarly, the business outlets in the Durbar Marg area were shut owing to Friday’s ‘political show-off’ by the Oli-faction.
On the occasion, PM Oli argued that the prime minister has the prerogative to dissolve parliament. Deputy PM Pokharel, on the other hand, said that elections are inevitable to know the people’s verdict as they are the supreme judiciary. Home Minister Thapa said that people have to be awakened against ‘regression’.
Photos by Bijaya Rai, Dipesh Shrestha and Monika Malla / Republica