Five former prime ministers appeal to state machinery not to side with Oli’s activities that have long term impactIn a statement, they accuse the caretaker prime minister of displaying an ugly form of lust for power that has never existed in Nepal's political history.
Five former prime ministers have appealed to the country’s bureaucracy and security apparatus not to be involved in any activities that have a long term effect on the country.
“We warn the caretaker government not to do anything or direct others to do anything that would have a long-term impact on the country and people and appeal to the administration and security agencies not to be involved in such wrong activities,” they said in a statement issued Saturday.
The statement was signed by former prime ministers Sher Bahadur Deuba, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal and Baburam Bhattarai.
They also called on the people, the civil society and all democratic forces to express solidarity against the autocratic attack on the principles and values of Nepal’s constitutional system, rule of law, and democracy.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has continuously been attacking the Constitution of Nepal undermining the long and arduous struggle of the Nepali people to achieve the federal republic and its rule of law, according to them.
In the press statement, the five former prime ministers have said Oli’s move to dissolve the House of Representatives for the second time last month despite the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn his earlier decisions saying it unconstitutional has exposed his authoritarian, arbitrary and regressive character.
They accused Oli of resorting to unconstitutional dissolution of the lower house announcing the snap polls while the country is reeling under Covid-19 pandemic.
“He has displayed the ugly form of lust for power that has never existed in Nepal's political history,” they said. “We condemn such undemocratic acts by Oli.”
The five former prime minister’s have also cautioned against the foreign influence in the internal matters of the country. “Nepal and Nepali should solely be deciding on the country's internal affairs,” they said. “We urge everyone to remain alert against any sorts of direct or interdict foreign influence and interference in the country's politics and internal affairs.”