NCP leader K.P. Sharma Oli is not the first prime minister to dissolve the parliament calling mid-term elections to reply constitutionally to frequent interventions by Party President over the popular authority of the elected executive in exercising the power. Starting just after the political change in 1951, between Matrika Prasad Koirala and B.P Koirala, two revolutionaries and brothers, the question over who controls the government: Party President or Prime Minister has remained a major cause for creating political turmoil of one kind or another and bringing prolonged political instability. The seven-decade-old unsettled dispute remains at the crux of the political instability in the country
By Keshab Poudel Dec 24, 2020
It is no coincidence that in all dictatorship the opposition is first sought to be minimized and silenced by intimidation, violence, or unhealthy legislation. In more democratic countries, the opposition is sought to be silenced more subtly; actively downplaying its importance.
By Deepak Raj Joshi Nov 24, 2020