NCP split: Dahal-Nepal faction removes Oli as general member

KP Sharma Oli addresses members of the dissolved House of Representatives, in Kathmandu, on Monday, December 21, 2020. Photo: Oli’s secretariat

Kathmandu, January 24

Over one month after the virtual split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party, the Dahal-Nepal faction of the party has removed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as a general member of the party.

The faction 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. Another faction, however, is still led by Oli. Both factions have claimed they are the legitimate party whereas the Election Commission is yet to make a decision in this regard.

A meeting of the Dahal-Nepal faction’s standing committee held in Kathmandu on Sunday made the decision, according to the party’s spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

Earlier, the faction had told Oli to issue a clarification, which the prime minister had denied. Therefore, the party decided to remove him, Shrestha informs.

The party has claimed Oli launched a plot to divide the party, adding the party, however, was still united against him.

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