President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on behalf of the government, has ended the ongoing budget session of parliament amid an intra-party row of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar earlier today had decided to recommend President Bhandari to end the ongoing budget session.

Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli had visited the President today before sitting for the Cabinet meeting.

Yesterday’s meeting of NCP’s rival faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal held in Jhamsikhel had decided to seek PM Oli’s resignation from both his posts i.e. prime ministerial and party chairmanship.

Today morning, a group of leaders close to Prime Minister Oli had sit for a meeting with Dahal at his residence in Khumaltar.

The meeting was aimed at resolving the differences between the two senior leaders. But the meeting was reportedly inconclusive.