Kathmandu, October 4
The ruling Nepal Communist Party is preparing to call a meeting of its Standing Committee to discuss contemporary political issues including a dispute surfaced over the distribution of provincial responsibilities.
The meeting is likely within next few days as the party’s Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is returning home after attending the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and visiting Costa Rica. Likewise, the party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal is also returning home today from China.
Of late, Nepal has expressed his dissatisfaction with the leadership publicly for the Secretariat’s decision of appointing officials of the provincial committees. He says leaders close to him were barred from the responsibility.
Sources in the party say the Standing Committee meeting will be held before the Dashain festival, which is around two weeks away.
Before the Standing Committee, the Secretariat, comprising nine top leaders of the party, will hold a meeting.
Exact dates for both meetings will be decided in consultation with both the chairpersons of the party, Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Published on October 4th, Thursday, 2018 12:16 PM