PM Oli won't resign immediately: Press Advisor Thapa

Published On: February 23, 2021 11:11 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Prime Minister K P Oli has decided not step down immediately even as the Supreme Court on Tuesday revoked his decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) two months ago.

Oli's Press Advisor Surya Thapa said the prime minister intends to implement the verdict of the apex court after facing the parliament that is due to convene in two weeks time. The decision of the prime minister comes in the wake of leaders from his own party, Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and opposition parties demanding his resignation without any further delay. 

Rival faction Chairman within the NCP Pushpa Kamal Dahal earlier on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Oli to step down immediately. NC senior leader Shekhar Koirala also said that Oli had lost moral ground to stay in the post of prime minister any further following the apex court's verdict.

"The verdict passed by the Supreme Court is controversial, but must be followed. And, this must be implemented. It is certain that negative consequences of the verdict will be seen in the future," Press Advisor Thapa wrote in his official facebook page. "The verdict will not bring any resolution to the political problems.  This will instead give rise to instability. Power politics will increase further."

Thapa further wrote that Prime Minister Oli will implement the court's decision only after facing the parliament. "Prime Minister will implement the verdict only after facing the House of Representatives. He will not immediately step down," he added.



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