Monday 20th May 2024
Monday 20th May 2024
गृहपृष्ठPoliticsRival faction to demand withdrawal of ordinance in ruling NCP’s standing committee meeting today

Rival faction to demand withdrawal of ordinance in ruling NCP’s standing committee meeting today

Recent ordinance issued by government worsens crisis in ruling NCP

KATHMANDU: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is holding its standing committee meeting today.

The standing committee meeting will be held at 1 pm at the Prime Minister’s residence Baluwatar, according to NCP spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha.

The standing committee meeting is expected to see a heated discussion on the recent ordinance to amend the act related to the Constitutional Council introduced by the government.

According to a party source, the standing committee meeting will discuss the ordinance suddenly issued by the government without any consultations in the party.

Earlier on Tuesday, the government had issued the ordinance making it easier to hold the meeting of the Constitutional Council even if available majority members are present in the meeting of the six-member council.

The decision of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to introduce the ordinance has not only further irked the rival faction in the party led by Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, but also worsened the intra-party disputes.

The rival faction is preparing to criticize the move and demand an immediate repeal of the ordinance that Prime Minister Oli unilaterally decided to introduce.

“The government should immediately withdraw the controversial ordinance brought in an authoritarian way. We will strongly raise this issue in today’s meeting. The meeting will take a decision to instruct the government to repeal the ordinance,” said a standing committee member.

Earlier on Tuesday evening, five secretariat members opposing the ordinance gathered at Prachanda’s residence Khumaltar to discuss the Prime Minister’s move. Prachanda, Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bamdev Gautam and Shrestha agreed to put pressure on Oli to withdraw the ordinance.

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