Kathmandu, February 9
Chairperson of the Nepal Communist Party’s splinter faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda said on Tuesday that his party has appealed to the international community, including India and China, to extend support to its ongoing struggle against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s “unconstitutional and undemocratic move” to dissolve Parliament.
Nepal plunged into a political crisis on December 20 after Oli dissolved the House of Representatives, amidst a tussle for power with Prachanda. “The House of Representatives must be reinstated if we are to consolidate federalism and democracy and take the peace process to the logical conclusion,” Prachanda said during an interaction with a select group of international media representatives based in Kathmandu. If the House is not reinstated, the country would plunge into a political crisis, he said. — PTI