December 26, 2020 04:15 PM NPT
By: Monika Malla
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Civil rights activists on Saturday staged a demonstration at Maitighar, Kathmandu against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).
President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the 275-member lower house on December 20 at the recommendation of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
Various political parties including a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) close to Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have been objecting to the sudden move by PM Oli.
The participants of the protest urged the government and political parties to seek the solution to all the differences as per the constitution.
The campaign named Greater Civil Movement [Brihat Nagarik Aandolan] has announced a series of protests until January 2 against the ‘unconstitutional’ move.
The participants vented their ire against the house dissolution through their placards that read ‘Stop Oligarchy!’, “Assassination of people’s mandate’, “I abide by constitution, what about you, Mr Leader?” and “Assault on the constitution, reward to the regressive forces” among others.