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Dissatisfied with the delay to release cadres, Biplav meets Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’, the chief of a splinter political group named Nepal Communist Party, during a function organised to sign a peace deal with the party, in Kathmandu, on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Kathmandu, April 14

Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’, the chief of a fringe communist party that signed a peace agreement with the government in March 2021, has met Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday.

Sources privy to the meeting say Biplav expressed his dissatisfaction with the prime minister saying the government has not released various cadres arrested across the country.

Oli’s press advisor Surya Thapa also says the two leaders discussed the implementation of the deal and current political affairs.

Reportedly, 123 leaders and cadres of the party are imprisoned across the country on various charges. The government, however, has already released those who were not convicted.

Before the peace talks in March, the government had been arresting cadres of the party and prosecute them on various criminal charges, but the government had committed to releasing them. Nonetheless, since many of the charges are genuine, experts think it is an unimplementable promise.

Biplav had met the PM and urged for the release of the cadres on March 22 also.

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