Kathmandu, August 22
Nepal Communist Party chairman KP Sharma Oli and the party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal engaged themselves in a heated quarrel during a secretariat meeting of the party on Thursday.
Of late, Nepal has been a vocal critic of the Oli’s leadership. He has registered a seven-point note of dissent over the secretariat’s recent decisions. On the other hand, Oli has demoted Nepal to the fourth rank of the party hierarchy from the third one.
As soon as the meeting began today, Oli told the leaders that he would not have sufficient time to hold discussions on various items of the agenda as he was leaving for Singapore on a medical trip this afternoon. He asked them to extend him their wishes for the speedy recovery and discuss other issues and make decisions in a consensus when he leaves.
However, Nepal opposed and said, “No, there will not be any consensus.” He added that consensus was not needed as Oli’s leadership made various decisions without his consent in the past.
Another chairman of the party Pushpa Kamal Dahal and general secretary Bishnu Paudel supported Oli and asked the leaders to wish the prime minister best wishes for his trip.
Later, Oli responded to Nepal that he did not need any wish from him.
Published on August 22nd, Thursday, 2019 1:50 PM