KATHMANDU – The Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed all Chief District Officers and security chiefs to not leave their districts.
Issuing a circular on Monday, the Home Ministry directed CDOs and security chiefs to not leave their districts.
The directive comes amid concerns about the law and order situation as well as demonstrations for and against the government likely to be triggered by a recent government’s decision to dissolve the parliament and fix the date of midterm election.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had held a meeting with chiefs of all four security organs and directed them to remain on high alert.
After the Prime Minister held the meeting with Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa, Inspector General of the Nepal Police Shailesh Thapa Kshetri, Inspector General of the Armed Police Force Shailendra Khanal and Chief of the National Investigation Department Ganesh Adhikari, the government issued the circular to CDOs and security chiefs of all 77 districts to not leave their districts.
Prime Minister Oli’s sudden move to dissolve the House of Representatives and fix the date of midterm election amid escalating tensions in his has not only agitated the opposition parties including the Nepali Congress, but also plunges the country toward a political crisis.
The decision has also sent the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on the verge of a split.