After a tumultuous week, ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chairs KP Sharma Oli Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed to continue their discussion with the aim to resolve ongoing intra-party dispute.
The Sunday’s meeting between Oli, Dahal, and other party leaders ended without any concrete conclusion, and so the discussion is scheduled to continue today as well, according to NCP General Secretary Bishnu Paudel.
Paudel and Province 5 Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel attended yesterday’s meeting from PM Oli’s side whereas Minister Barsha Man Pun and lawmaker Janardan Sharma were present from Dahal’s side.
An unofficial task force including the four leaders has reportedly been formed in a bid to resolve the intra-party rift which surfaced after Dahal and his faction demanded PM Oli’s resignation for running the party unilaterally.
Meanwhile, PM Oli yesterday sent NCP senior leader Subash Chandar Nemang as his representative to meet former prime minister and primary opposition party Nepal Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba.
Deuba informed that no deal was signed between him and Oli, and claimed that he hadn’t committed anything to neither Oli nor Dahal’s faction of NCP.
Similarly, a meeting was held between NCP senior leader as well as Foreign Department Chief, Madhav Kumar Nepal, and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi yesterday as the power struggle within NCP continues.
Ambassador Hou had reached Nepal’s residence in Koteshwor of Kathmandu on Sunday evening, informed Deputy Chief of Foreign Affairs for the party, Bishnu Rijal.
Although Rijal did not disclose issues discussed during the meeting, he informed that the Chinese Ambassador had expressed concern regarding NCP’s internal dispute.
In April when an internal strife within NCP had escalated, Ambassador Hou had actively met the top NCP leaders separately.