Kathmandu, July 9
The ongoing internal dispute in the ruling Nepal Communist Party is unlikely to get resolved anytime soon as the two chairpersons of the party have refused to budge.
In a one-on-one meeting held on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli instead challenged another chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, to deciding action against him by majority vote in the party.
Of late, Dahal and a majority of the secretariat and standing committee members have demanded that Oli resign both as the PM and the chairman citing his incapability, which Oli has been refusing.
As the dispute led some party insiders to fear a split, the two leaders have halted the ongoing standing committee meeting and engaged themselves in one-on-one talks. Though it was reported a few days ago that they agreed to stop the activities against each other, Oli did not agree to stop demonstrations held across the country in his support, according to a source privy to the meeting.
“But, Oli did not agree. He instead said Dahal could take action against him by calling a party meeting. “Then, you will see what I will do,” the source says quoting Oli.
Subsequently, the meeting ended without any agreement regarding the next conversation, it has been learned.
Published on July 9th, Thursday, 2020 6:27 AM
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