Prime Minister Oli terms Chand-led party “illegal outfit”, asks to shun violence

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Uml chairman Kp oli addresses the parliament meeting at baneshor Kathmandu on Monday, April 24, 2017 Photo: Nagarik/republica

KATHMANDU, March 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has termed the Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal the “illegal outfit”.

Talking to reporters in Biratnagar on Sunday, Oli said “The government does not recognize the Chand-led outfit at all. It is registered nowhere. Where does it exist?”

Terming the Chand-led party an “armed outfit”, the prime minister said that the government banned the activities of the party as it intensified violent activities and extortion across the country.

“The Chand-led unauthorized group has been terrorizing businessmen, people’s representatives and entrepreneurs in multiple ways including detonating bombs and extortion. This is not acceptable. Why a section of people are making hue and cry over the government’s decision to ban the activities of the Chand-led group?” Oli questioned.

Oli said that nobody has the right to run extortion drive and other terrorist activities by going against the existing Constitution.

The prime minister also said that the Chand-led group refused to hold dialogue with the government committee. “The government is ready to address all demands of any groups in line with the constitution,”  Oli said.

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