Kathmandu: Tuesday’s much-awaited meeting between the party’s rival faction led by Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) working president Pushp Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ failed to resolve the differences. Actually, political issues were not discussed in the meeting held in the absence of the Prime Minister. Ganesh Shah, a member of the standing committee of the party and senior NCP leader, said that the committee met at the Prime Minister’s residence in Balwatwar in the capital Kathmandu, but political issues were not discussed in it.
He said that Prime Minister Oli did not attend the 45-member standing committee meeting. The next meeting of the party’s top unit will take place a week later. Earlier, the important meeting of the standing committee of the party had been deferred seven times for giving more time to Oli and Prachanda to resolve their differences. Tuesday’s meeting also had to be postponed for two hours as Prime Minister Oli held a meeting with Prachanda to resolve important issues of power sharing.
Shaha said that in the meeting, mainly the natural calamities in the country were discussed. It has been decided to hold the next meeting of the Standing Committee in Balwatwar at 11 am on July 28, to finalize the activities of the party, the functioning of the government, the sharing of work among the party cadres and leaders and other issues including the proposed general assembly. Will be reviewed.
Shah said that informal meetings between senior leaders may take place before the meeting of the standing committee to remove the infighting of the party. Party members expressed concern at the meeting on the damage caused to life and property in floods and landslides due to continuous rains in different parts of the country. He requested the government to provide relief at an accelerated pace.
Party spokesperson Narayan Kazi Shrestha said, “The only agenda for today was to direct party members to react to natural disasters. “Shrestha told,” The meeting also expressed condolences for the people who died in floods and landslides and wished the injured to recover soon. ”
The Kathmandu Post newspaper, quoting Shrestha, said that a proposal to direct party members to participate in relief and rescue work was presented as 223 people have died in floods and landslides, nearly 100 people have gone missing. The party’s 45-member powerful standing committee meeting was first convened on June 24, after Prime Minister Oli alleged that Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura, after incorporating the three Indian territories into the country’s new political map, took them from power. Some party leaders have joined with the southern neighboring country to exclude.
The Prachanda-led faction rejected the allegations and said that they were demanding resignation, not India. He also asked Oli to show evidence in support of his charge. Top leaders of NCP including former Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ have demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Oli. He says that Oli’s recent anti-India remarks were ‘neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate’. Prachanda said on Monday that efforts are on to remove differences within the party.