Pushp Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, the chairman of a faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday at the behest of India to divide the ruling party and dissolve the parliament. Addressing the leaders and activists of his faction in Nepal Academy Hall here, Prachanda said that the Prime Minister had alleged in the past that “some NCP leaders were plotting to bring down his government at the instigation of India”. Prachanda said that his faction did not force Oli to resign simply because it sent a message that Oli’s statement was true.
The former Prime Minister said, “(But) now has Oli divided the party on the instruction of India and dissolved the House of Representatives?” He said that the truth had come before the people of Nepal. Prachali alleged, “Oli held a three-hour meeting at the residence of Samant Goel, head of RAW, India’s intelligence arm, for three hours in the absence of any third person at his residence, which clearly reflects Oli’s intention. Accused of taking the wrong advice of external forces.
Prachanda said that by dissolving the House of Representatives, Oli gave a blow to the constitution and democratic system which was established after seven decades of struggle of the people. Nepal was caught in a political crisis on 20 December when Oli, considered pro-China, suddenly recommended dissolution of the House of Representatives amidst a power struggle with Prachanda. On his recommendation, President Vidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the House of Representatives on the same day and announced the date for new elections on 30 April and 10 May.
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