NCP Dahal-Nepal faction elects Dahal PP leader

Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Photo: Shankar Giri

Kathmandu, March 5

The Dahal-Nepal faction of the virtually split Nepal Communist Party has elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal its parliamentary party leader in the House of Representatives.

Although the faction had already elected Dahal the leader in December 2020, the election was conducted again on Friday after the House of Representatives has been reinstated.

Dahal was elected to the position unopposed.

As the Election Commission is delaying a decision to officially recognise the split in the party, the faction now plans to seek legitimacy in parliament as a parliamentary party by electing Dahal the leader while Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has remained the parliamentary leader on the other side.

The Dahal-Nepal faction has already removed Oli from the party even as a general member.

It has already removed Oli from the position of the chairman of the party on the charge of violating the party discipline after Oli dissolved the House of Representatives in December 2020. 

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