Kathmandu: Protests erupted across various parts Nepal against the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives on Sunday.
Kathmandu saw a protest rally by various organisations affiliated to the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) against the government’s decision.
Another rally was organised at Maitighar in the afternoon, it labled the House dissolution as an unconstitutional, undemocratic and autocratic act.
Even the Nepali Congress along with its sister organisations organised protest rallies at Hetauda and Biratnagar areas.
In Bara too youths affiliated with the ruling party, the Nepali Congress and the Janata Samajwadi Party took to the streets to protest against the Oli government. Local media reported that activists of the ruling communist party burnt an effigy of the prime minister at Mahendra Pul in Pokhara.
Security arrangements in Kathmandu have been tightened so as to avoid any untoward incident. Security has also been tightened at the Prime Minister’s residence, President’s Office, offices of various political parties and the Maitighar area.
As per the recommendation of the Oli government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari endorsed dissolution of the House of Representatives and the proposal to hold the general elections on April 30 and May 10 next year.