Monday 27th May 2024
Monday 27th May 2024
गृहपृष्ठPoliticsGovt appointments spark internal rifts within ruling NCP

Govt appointments spark internal rifts within ruling NCP

Party leaders have accused Prime Minister Oli of ignoring standing committee meeting’s decision in appointing ambassadors

KATHMANDU: Dissatisfaction is again brewing within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) following the government’s decision to appoint the ambassadors to two countries without consulting the party. 

The cabinet meeting held on Thursday had decided to nominate former Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada as ambassador to the US and former Chief Secretary Lok Darshan Regmi to the UK. 

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s decision to ignore his earlier commitment to hold consultations in the party while making important appointments has disappointed the faction led by party co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and other senior leaders.

Several party leaders have expressed dissatisfaction with the Prime Minister for handing over the title of ambassador to the US to Khatiwada, who had resigned from the post of Finance Minister last month. Prime Minister Oli has repeatedly been providing opportunities to Khatiwada who is considered to be a very close ally. 

Dr Bhim Rawal, a standing committee member of the NCP, has objected to the move which goes against the standing committee meeting’s recent decision. 

He has opposed the Prime Minister’s move, which comes at a time when the main source of intra-party disputes are the issue of shared responsibility.

Another standing committee member has also accused Prime Minister Oli of not making decisions that are in line with the party’s decision.  He also said that the Prime Minister should correct the decision that he made unilaterally by violating the standing committee decision.

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