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Either I or you should quit once I respond to your allegation, Oli tells Dahal

Kathmandu, November 19

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says he will leave the chairmanship of the ruling Nepal Communist Party if the allegation made by another chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, is proved.

If the allegation is proved to be false, he says, Dahal should leave the position.

Speaking in the NCP secretariat meeting in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Oli said either he or Dahal should leave the position once the allegation is discussed in detail, it has been revealed on Thursday.

In his political document tabled in the secretariat meeting last week, Dahal has claimed Oli promoted factionalism in the party and he was reluctant to abide by the party decisions. He termed this ‘Oli tendency’, adding the tendency should be widely exposed now. Dahal also demanded that the prime minister need to make sacrifices to save the party and the country.

During the Wednesday meeting, Oli said he would table a document in response to the charge in the next meeting, seeking 10 days’ time.

“I am yet to prepare a response. The next meeting should discuss this issue and make a conclusion. If this (Dahal’s report) is true, one should leave. If it is not true, the other should,” Oli reportedly told the meeting yesterday.

“I completely reject the accusation letter intended to finish my political life,” he maintained, “I will present its appropriate reply in writing.”

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