Referendum on national integrity, sovereignty beyond imagination: PM Oli

CK Raut, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, Secessionist movement in Nepal, Independent Madhes Alliance, Autonomous Madhes

KATHMANDU, March 11: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that holding referendum on country’s national integrity and sovereignty is not possible.

“Referendum on country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty is not possible and beyond imagination,” said Prime Minister Oli while addressing the 18th founding anniversary of National Security Council Secretariat in Kathmandu on Monday.

“The secessionist movement in Nepal has come to an end. But why are a section of people being delusional,” he added.

The government and Independent Madhes Alliance led by CK Raut on Friday reached an 11-point deal, according to which Raut, a leader of separatist movement demanding autonomous Madhesh, will end secessionist movement and join national politics.

But the supporters of Raut welcomed him in Janakpur on Sunday with banners and slogans of ‘Free Madhes’ going against the agreement which bans Raut and his supporters to distribute reading materials and carry out activities against the existing Constitution.

According to Oli, the government decided Raut into mainstream politics to end the secessionist movement which is against the national interest.