The Nepal Weekly | June 22, 2021
Five former prime ministers including Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN Maoist Centre chairman
Pushpakamal Dahal “Prachanda,” have warned caretaker Prime Minister K P Oli not to take any decisions that have longterm consequences.
Issuing a joint press statement on Saturday, former prime ministers Deuba, Prachanda, Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Dr Baburam Bhattarai have also urged civil servants and security personnel not to get involved in such activities of the government.
The statement comes at a time when the Supreme Court started hearing on the case regarding the reinstatement of House of
Representatives, which was dissolved twice by President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli.
In the statement they also drew the attention of all against direct or indirect foreign intervention in Nepal’s internal affairs and possible conspiracy against Nepal’s national interest saying “Nepalese themselves should decide about their future.”
While stating that Prime Minister Oli had shown desire to cling onto power through unconstitutional moves, the former prime ministers have alleged that Oli was involved in threatening the judiciary not just through the party’s meetings but also through the attorney general.
They have also argued that Prime Minister Oli’s move to cling onto power through foul means had pushed the country towards fresh uncertainty and political instability. They have alleged that Prime Minister Oli was bent on prolonging his stay in power instead of focusing himself to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. They have also taken strong exception to the decision taken by the government to export sand, pebbles and stones to India in the name of bridging the trade deficit. While terming the decision anti-national and anti-people, they have cautioned Oli not to create the situation in which foreigners decide Nepal’s fate.