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Elections will be held on stipulated dates: PM Oli

2021 Jan 25, 22:30, Lumbini
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli waving his hand to a mass gathering organised at Lalmatiya in Deukhuri among Rapti Valley, the headquarters of Lumbini Province, on Monday, January 25, 2021. Photo: RSS

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the decision to dissolve the parliament was taken in line with the Constitution. 

Speaking after inaugurating a bridge constructed over Rapti River in Rapti valley here today, Prime Minister Oli, also chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), clarified that the parliament was dissolved to pave the way for fresh elections and emphasised that elections will be held on the dates that have been announced.

He further urged the party cadres to prepare for the elections. He shared that the party and government were working to intensify developmental projects and ensuring social justice and good governance. The prime minister also mentioned that the government was focused on providing people access to opportunities.

Oli also stressed on developing local infrastructure including roads and irrigation facilities by developing the Rapti corridor that lies in the newly designated provincial capital. The PM mentioned that Dang district will be transformed as a model in development, adding Bhalubang in Rapti Rural Municipality will be developed as a modern capital city and Ghorahi as an industrial city.

On a different note, Oli argued that the government was committed to containing the pandemic and that the vaccination facility would be managed for the frontline workers in the first round. Likewise, referring to the Election Commission's decision, the CPN chair said the party had not taken action against anyone and they could duly return by correcting themselves.

Similarly, Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Shankar Pokharel argued that holding fresh elections was a democratic process.

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Basant Kumar Nemwang and Minister for Drinking Water Mani Chandra Thapa argued that there was no alternative other than to hold a fresh election in the current situation.

The party cadres had reached the mass gathering after participating in a rally at different places.

Source: RSS


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