Oli, in the course of his response to the debate over President Bidhya Devi Bhandari's address to the joint session of parliament, had on May 7 ridiculed the Opposition using many "unparliamentary" and "abusive" words.
Addressing a parliamentary party meeting of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal, Oli said his government had succeeded in bringing “secessionist” groups to mainstream politics, and that he would want to give the same opportunity to those practicing “terrorism” provided they are willing to surrender arms.
RJD leaders say his stamp is everywhere — in the emergence of son Tejashwi Yadav as heir despite family grumblings, in the seat distribution within the alliance, in ticket allocation, and even in his absence that has robbed Bihar of the flavour the leader brought to its elections.
The JD(U) faces a dilemma in the region in an election the party is fighting in alliance with the BJP — the people, especially those from the minority community, do not come out openly in favour of either the BJP or Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prachanda was the leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) during the insurgency. “I am revealing all this here because it is a very sensitive issue, and there have been attempts to undo the historic achievements in the country,” he said.
All seven on board including Nepal's Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari were killed in the fatal crash. An emergency meeting of the cabinet was called following the incident.
Bahadur Gurung, a Nepali citizen who retired from the Singapore police service a few years ago, was injured as a powerful bomb went off outside NCELL telecommunication office in Lalitpur in Kathmandu, and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the hospital Friday night.
Dahal’s statement on January 25 that American “imperialism’s intrusion in Venezuela affairs was not acceptable” had reportedly irked the US, and Oli tried to appease Washington by calling Dahal’s statement a “slip of tongue”.
On Wednesday evening, Oli told government-controlled Nepal Television that there was no urgency for Prachanda to make such a statement when “I was abroad, and going to return within hours”. “Such a statement would not have come if I were here,” he added.
The US Ambassador in Kathmandu, Randy Berry, on Friday did not attend a meeting that Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli and Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali had hosted for the head of the mission, and instead sent his deputy.
The joint statement comes in wake of the government’s move to throttle investigations by two designated commissions by not giving them adequate powers and jurisdiction ahead of the expiry of their four-year term on February 1.
Oli said while a “deal” with an individual on hunger strike could be driven by the necessity of the situation, it would not have an “overriding” effect on the right of parliament to make laws without outside interference. “I can make appeals to the Parliament, but I cannot dictate it,” he said.