PM responds to ‘periodic’ jibe

Kathmandu, 13 May – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has commented on the opposition’s description of his government as “periodic”.

He said that the government will stay till 21 January 2018 and a new parliament and government will be formed after general elections.

Pointing out at Nepali Congress (NC) leaders’ comment, the PM said, “Some friends in the opposition gave their philosophical expressions regarding this government’s days. The world is of fleeting nature. This parliament will remain till January next year and a new parliament and government will replace it.”

NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba had described the government “periodic” and unfit to bring long-term policies.

Local elections will be held at any cost

During the same address PM Oli said that local elections should be held at the earliest. Necessary laws to hold these elections will be built in the current session, he added.

“Constitution has incorporated the provision of local elections since restructuring of local bodies and federal delineation will take time,” he said. He urged all parties to stand together to hold local elections.