By Shiva Shankar Mishra Bara, Jan. 12: Deputy Prime Minister and secretariat member of the ruling Nepal Communist Party Ishwar Pokhrel said on Monday that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli chose to go for election after a few leaders of the party conspired to remove him from his position. Speaking at an assembly organised by the NCP District Committee Bara, DPM Pokhrel said, “As conspiracies were being hatched to weaken the NCP, we decided to stand against those conspiracies through fresh public mandate.” He said that efforts made to remove the chairman of the party elected by the party’s General Assembly were intolerable. “We will not disappoint the citizens, who were elated during the NCP’s unity, just because of the personal interest of some leaders,” said Pokhrel. Stating that the settlements near the border area were affected due to the restriction on the movement during the COVID-19 pandemic, DPM Pokhrel said, “The government’s first priority is to open the borders of Matiarwa and Simrongadh in Bara, and we have been coordinating with the Central Crisis Management Committee for the same.” “I am well informed that the locals of the border area were victimised during the economic blockade also, people of this area face a lot of difficulties due to social evils. I assure that I will work on resolving these issues,” he added. Prabhu Sah, Minister for Urban Development said that Prime Minister Oli was compelled to dissolve the House of Representatives to collect a fresh mandate from public. “Now no one can stop the election thus, I request all party cadres to start preparing for the mid-term election,” he added. Party Standing Committee member and in-charge of NCP Province-2 Satya Narayan Mandal said, “Some leaders are conspiring to fulfill their vested interest by making Nepal an unsuccessful nation.” Member of the Standing Committee Raghubir Mahaseth, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Julie Kumari Mahato, member of the National Assembly Suman Pyakurel and members of the provincial assembly Jwala Kumari Sah, Triloki Chaudhari, Mahommad Samit others were also present in the programme chaired by Balbir Chaudhary, Central Committee member and in-charge of Bara district. Meanwhile, police detained Nijamuddin Ansari and Sagar Patel of Nepal Students’ Union and Dinesh Prasad Yadav, a party-worker of Prachanda-Nepal led faction. They had displayed a black flag and protested while DPM Pokhrel along with other leaders was on the way to district headquarters Kalaiya.