UML-led govt toppled to destabilise country: OliFormer prime minister KP Sharma Oli has said that toppling his government was part of a plot of the domestic and foreign power centres to push the nation towards instability, polarisation and conflict.
Former prime minister KP Sharma Oli has said that toppling his government was part of a plot of the domestic and foreign power centres to push the nation towards instability, polarisation and conflict.
The view comes in a 32-page political document presented at the party’s Central Committee meeting that kicked off at the party headquarters in Dhumbarahi on Wednesday.
UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal, who is in the faction led by Madhav Kumar Nepal, also registered a separate 27-page paper countering
Oli has claimed that the change in guard would first affect implementation of the one-year-old constitution as holding three elections within the stipulated time seemed difficult due to increasing polarisation among the parties.
“... Extremism has started to increase and polarisation in society is growing,” Oli stated, adding that the widening political rift would increase conflict, potentially leading the country towards a political cum constitutional crisis.
Though the second largest party was for a long-term strategic coalition with the ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) and other coalition partners until the next election,
Oli claimed that the Maoists only thought of a temporary alliance. He claimed that internal and external forces told the Maoist Centre that the UML’s increasing popularity would squeeze them.
Oli claims that the plot against his government was hatched as soon as it signed a transit treaty with China. “Indian media published sensational reports that Nepal was no longer in India’s grip and it could not be controlled in future even by imposing another blockade,” the document stated.
The UML had requested Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the incumbent PM, to wait until the UN General Assembly and the Chinese president’s visit while both former deputy PMs Kamal Thapa and Bijay Gachhadar proposed continuation of the alliance until mid-April next year.
Claiming that UML’s popularity had increased exponentially, Oli’s paper says the party should manage the newcomers and the development works and cadre deployment with an eye on the upcoming elections.
At a time when his rivals in the party have been criticising Oli for acting unilaterally, he has claimed to be taking decisions through consultations for strengthening party unity.
“There is no party in the country so unified as the UML. Leaders should defend the party’s decisions instead of speaking about its mistakes,” the document states.
Oli praised the party’s lawmakers saying that they had been doing better than rival party MPs. He also claimed that the UML ministers in his government had worked without engaging in any kind of corruption.
On another amendment to the constitution, Oli reiterates that his party would not
help any other force or person realise the promise they made with vested interests. Discussion on the political document started on Thursday.