Oli, the caretaker Prime Minister who dissolved Parliament
Prachanda is undemocratic
Kathmandu: The Chairperson of the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) has strongly appealed to India and the rest of the world to support the struggle being waged by Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Prachanda said KP Sharma Oli had undemocratically dissolved Parliament. He said his actions had led to the collapse of democracy. He called on the international community to take note of the situation and call for the restoration of democracy in Nepal. He appealed to India, China and the international community to stand by him.
However, did KP Sharma dissolve Parliament with the support of China? When questioned by the media frenzy, he said that they could not drag other countries into Nepal’s affairs. He said such decisions would be the decision of domestic leaders. He spoke in support of the US Alliance, but said that maintaining some independence was important for democracy. He said they felt that even the Supreme Court could not justify the dissolution of Parliament as an undemocratic act.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Communist Party of Nepal chairman Prachanda have been at loggerheads for days. The Prime Minister, who had decided to give a political impetus to the rival Prachanda, recommended to President Vidyadevi Bhandari that the Parliament should be abruptly dissolved. Vidyadevi Bhandari immediately dissolved Parliament and announced that general elections would be held in April and May next year.