PM Oli directs to create an environment for elections

Kathmandu: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed the leaders of the standing committee to prepare the environment for the election announced in April.

In Baluwatar on Wednesday, Oli instructed members of his immediate standing committee to focus on preparing the ground for the election.

Oli had informal discussions with the standing committee members called to celebrate Maghe Sankranti. After getting information from the geography in-charges about organization formation, meetings, gatherings and public meetings, Oli also asked about the ongoing process in the Supreme Court and the Election Commission.

Oli had informed Subash Nemwang about the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court against the dissolution of the House of Representatives. ‘The hearing of the writ petition has not entered into the matter. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. Only then can we say more ‘, was Nemwang’s briefing.

Nemwang had briefed the Election Commission about the contents of the reply letter written for the second time. Nemwang submitted a 21-page letter on Wednesday alone, urging the commission not to halt preparations for the election.

The meeting started at 11 in the morning and lasted till late in the afternoon. Prime Minister Oli even called the ministers to Baluwatar.

Oli also suggested the ministers who were not in the standing committee to focus on the election.

As the CPN (Maoist) split after the dissolution of the parliament on January 20, the ministers are also in the country. The ministers who reached Baluwatar also briefed Oli about the party’s activities.

Oli also instructed the standing committee members and ministers to think from election manifesto to election mobilization planning. “We have to move forward now for the election. We have to create an environment that will allay the fears of elections. Prepare the Mechi-Mahakali base ‘, Prime Minister Oli had instructed.

No decision was taken as it was said to be an informal discussion. However, a standing committee member said that today’s discussion and informal briefing was the basis for preparations for the election.