The crucial Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) scheduled to be held today has been deferred yet again.
The meeting has been postponed for July 8, apparently to provide enough time to the top leaders to resolve the intra-party disputes.
Even the earlier meeting on July 5 was also postponed owing to the same reason.
During these times, the NCP Chairpersons KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have held a series of meetings to minimize their differences before going for the crucial Standing Committee meeting.
The duo held a two-hour-long meeting on July 3 and a one-hour long meeting on July 5. However, they could not conclude.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also held an emergency meeting with the Cabinet Ministers at his official residence in Baluwatar on July 4.
During the meeting, PM Oli said that the NCP party was facing grave condition and indicated that the party might split soon. “Now, conspiracies are being hatched to remove me from the post of the prime minister and party chairman. In addition to that, some of our party members are also trying to remove President Bidya Devi Bhandari from the power,” said PM Oli.
However, he said that he would not let it happen while urging the ministers to make their position clear whether to support him during the crisis.
Earlier on June 30, as many as 30 Standing Committee members sought PM Oli’s resignation claiming that he had failed to run the government and the party effectively.
They accused that PM Oli has failed to live up to the people’s expectations as promised during the elections and party unification.
Likewise, the rival faction leaders, including Chairman Dahal and senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal, held a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on July 5.
The leaders denied the claims made by PM Oli that conspiracies were being hatched by the rival faction leaders to oust the president from power and said that they don’t have such plans, and it was just a rumor.
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