Demanding monarchy is a criminal activity: PM Oli

Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli speaks at a programme in Butwal, on Friday, March 22, 2019. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asserted that some forces demanding the reinstatement of the monarchy in the country was an attack on the public, their humiliation and criminal activity.

In the meeting of the Republic Day Main Organizing Committee held in the Ministry of Home Affairs today, PM Oli underscored the need to make the Republic Day a cause for celebration among the public.

The Republic Day which is observed on the 15th Jeth every year in Nepali Calendar. This year, the Day falls on May 29. Stating that democracy and republic were established in the country after a long struggle of the people, Oli viewed, “The day should be observed as a celebration in each and every family.” He opined that the public should be aware and alert that some regressive forces were on the prowl and were demanding the reinstatement of the monarchy.

According to him, the principle of inheritance on the basis of birth and seniority practised in the monarchy was hypocrisy. He argued, “Republic is the face of democracy. It’s a competitive system.”