The future of Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will be decided on Saturday at an important standing committee meeting of the ruling Communist Party, party sources said on Friday, amid growing demand for his resignation.
The 45-member standing committee meeting of the party’s most powerful body, the Nepal Communist Party, was closed on Thursday as the party’s top officials failed to form a consensus on Prime Minister Oli’s resignation.
Top leaders of the NCP on Tuesday demanded Prime Minister Oli’s resignation, saying his recent anti-India remarks were “neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate.”
Party’s working president Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” said the Prime Minister’s remarks that India was plotting to remove him were neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate.
68-year-old Prime Minister Oli claimed on Sunday that several activities had taken place in “embassies and hotels” to oust him from power.
He said that some Nepali leaders were involved in the game following his government’s move to update the country’s political map by including three strategically prominent Indian regions – Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.
It was not appropriate for the Prime Minister to accuse the southern neighbor and the leaders of his party, a senior party leader quoted Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ during a standing committee meeting on Tuesday.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” has talked about the lack of time and again the synergy between the government and the party and he was pushing for a one-man status system by the NCP.
The differences between the two factions of the NCP – one led by Mr Oli and the other led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” – intensified after the Prime Minister unilaterally decided to pre-schedule the budget session of Parliament.
Sources said that PPPushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” called an important meeting of the party’s standing committee on Saturday, which could decide the future of the Prime Minister.
Ganesh Shah, a member of the Standing Committee, said that during Saturday’s Standing Committee meeting, the two sides would work out some mechanism under which both the party and the government would have to follow a type of protocol, so that differences could be resolved.
Prime Minister Oli is running a unilateral government and he is not allowing the working president of the party to work on his own, he said.
Prime Minister Oli and former Prime Minister Prachanda are both the ruling party presidents.
Now the Prime Minister has a choice – either he relinquishes the party chair or following the principle of one-man-one position to the post of Prime Minister, NCP Central Committee member Bishnu Rijal and the party’s deputy head said foreign affairs.
“I think an agreement will be reached between the two sides to resolve differences so that the crisis ends after Saturday’s meeting.”
During Tuesday’s standing committee meeting, Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, and former Prime Ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhalnath Khanal for making controversial comments to Mr. Oli, failing to run and deliver the government without consulting the party Asked to resign from the post. People’s.
He has also asked Mr. Ollie to present evidence to substantiate his remarks.
Mr. Oli is placed in the ruling party as senior leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal is with “Prachanda”. Mr. Oli has the support of only 15 members in the standing committee.
According to a senior cabinet member, Mr Ollie rewarded Parliament for reintroducing a controversial bill that allows a party to be divided.
The bill was withdrawn from parliament after ruling party lawmakers opposed it a few months ago.
The bill allows any political group to officially break up the party with the support of 40 percent of the members of the House of Representatives or members of the Central Executive Committee.
Some party insiders are speculating that Mr. Ollie may choose to break up the party to save his government. The ruling NCP has 174 seats in the 275-member House of Representatives.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” are currently having a one-to-one meeting at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar to sort out their differences, a senior cabinet member said.
They said that they are trying to resolve differences by removing each other’s concerns.