By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Jan. 22: Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Prachanda-Nepal faction, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', Friday termed the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR) an attempt to derail the peace process.
He said so while addressing a mass demonstration against the HoR dissolution held by the NCP in the capital city today.
"Present political set up that includes republic, federal democratic polity, inclusiveness, secularism has been achieved in course of the peace process. The constitution is also an achievement of the peace process. The constitution has been attacked by dissolving the HoR. I have taken the HoR dissolution as the beginning of the plot to derail the peace process," argued the former Prime Minister.
He reiterated that he was for a peaceful mass demonstration to protect the present political set up and reinstate the HoR.
The NCP chair admitted that the government could not do as per the people's aspiration and the commitments made in the election manifesto due to internal problems in the party. "We tried our best, but the Prime Minister took his own way, never heeded to the party's call which has now resulted in HoR dissolution."
He expressed trust in the court but added that no setting could work in front of the setting made by the people in general.
Another Chair of the NCP, Madhav Kumar Nepal, said his party had taken to the street against the government move to dissolve the HoR. "By dissolving the HoR, KP Oli (Prime Minister) has attacked the constitution, democracy, and political stability."
Former Prime Minister Nepal said that today's demonstration was just casting and that the whole film was yet to come if the unconstitutional move of the government was not corrected.
Leader Nepal argued it was a constitutional coup to dissolve the HoR and expressed the belief that the Supreme Court would reinstate the HoR.
NCP senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal said the demonstration was to protect the achievements made through people's revolution. "We are here to protest against the regressive move of the government."
Rallies were taken out from different corners of the city before they merged into a mass gathering at Bhrikutimandap.