Oli agrees to give party reins to Dahal in exchange for full-term premiership

L-R: KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Kathmandu, November 20

Two chairpersons of ruling Nepal Communist Party have forged a deal that Pushpa Kamal Dahal will be the executive chairman of the party. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has agreed to hand over the party reins to him so as to remain the PM for the full term.

Earlier, Dahal had demanded that the premiership be shared between the two as agreed during the two parties’ unification in 2018, but Oli was denying. Of late, Oli was also reluctant to give him the executive chairmanship. However, a secretariat meeting of the party held on Wednesday made the decision.

“Chairman KP Sharma Oli will focus on the governmental job as the prime minister whereas another chairman Prachanda (Dahal) will focus on the party works with executive authority,” the party’s spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha informs after the meeting, “The meetings will be operated jointly.”

Published on November 20th, Wednesday, 2019 3:46 PM

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