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House dissolved to save democracy: PM



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Dec. 31: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party Chairman KP Sharma Oli has made it clear that he was forced to dissolve the Parliament to protect democracy after he learnt about a plan to move a vote of no-confidence against himself and the President.
Chairman Oli has urged one and all not to dream of reinstating the parliament as the Constitution does not allow it.
“Now there is no chance of forming a new government and reinstating the Parliament. It will be possible only through the election,” said Prime Minister Oli.
Stating that he had dissolved the House of Representatives as per the Article 76 of the Constitution, he claimed that his move was not unconstitutional.
Addressing the Sudurpaschim-level conclave of party cadres at Babarmahal-based Karki Banquet, Prime Minister Oli said he had moved ahead by finalising the ideology of a democratic republic.
Expressing his commitment that there would be no threat to the country’s democracy, Prime Minister Oli said the country should move ahead on the path of democracy along with social justice, good governance and economic development.
The Sudurpaschim province has paved the way for development, said the PM, adding that for the development of the province he had appointed four ministers under his leadership.
“The boat of development and advancement has moved forward. Now, Prachanda-Nepal faction is left behind,” he said. “Immediately after I fell sick, they had predicted that I would die of the illness. But I didn’t. Now they are saying that I will live only till April. This prediction will not be true either,” said Prime Minister Oli.
Speaking at the event, Minister for Industry and Standing Committee member of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Lekh Raj Bhatta said that political deviation was seen in chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachada’.
In the name of party unity, he had merged the entire CPN (Maoist Centre ) with the then CPN (UML) and now the party has split due to ideological differences, said Minister Bhatta.
Chairman Prachanda has been wreaking havoc in the country in the name of disintegration, said Minister Bhatta, adding that now he had been doing the same thing again.
He blamed that Chairman Prachanda was not a leader of the country but a leader of self-interest. “The faction led by Prachanda-Nepal is only focussed on position and interest, so they could not work in the interest of the people and the country.”
NCP leader, Karna Bahadur Thapa said that Prime Minister Oli’s faction has a majority in most of the nine districts of the province. “We stand for unity, nationalism, social justice and rule of law.” 

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