Prachanda seeks help from India, China against Prime Minister Oli's move to dissolve Nepali parliament

A faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) said on Tuesday that his party had called Prime Minister K.K. P. Sharma has appealed to the international community, including India and China, against Oli’s “unconstitutional and undemocratic” move.

Significantly, Oli, along with Prachanda, dissolved the House of Representatives on 20 December last year, taking a surprising step in the midst of a tug of war with power. Since then, the political crisis in Nepal has deepened. His move to dissolve the 275-member house was opposed by the strong faction of the party. Prachanda is also the co-chairman of the ruling party.

Prachanda told a select group of international media in Kathmandu, “If we have to strengthen the federal structure and democracy, the House of Representatives has to be restored and the peace process has to be taken to a logical conclusion”.

He said before a huge protest rally of his faction in Kathmandu on Wednesday, “I believe the Supreme Court will not approve Prime Minister Oli’s unconstitutional and undemocratic move to dissolve the House of Representatives.” Prachanda warned that If the House is not restored, the country will run into a serious political crisis.

He said that his party has appealed to the international community, including neighboring countries India and China, to support their ongoing struggle against the unconstitutional and undemocratic move of Oli.

Prachanda said, “We have made the international community aware that Oli’s move has led to the erosion of democracy and that we have got the federal structure of the country from India, China including the European Union and America and the democracy achieved after a long struggle India has called for the dissolution of Parliament and Oli’s decision to hold fresh elections, saying that it is the internal matter of Nepal that the neighboring country will have to decide according to its democratic procedures.

However, China sent a 4-member high-level delegation in December last year as part of its effort to prevent the ruling party from splitting up, holding separate meetings with several top NCP leaders.

Asked whether 68-year-old KP Oli had decided to dissolve the parliament under the influence of another country, Prachanda said, “We need not include foreign elements in our internal affairs because such Things will be more determined than the internal situation rather than the external environment. “Significantly, Oli is known for his inclination towards China.


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