KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has agreed to withdraw the ordinance that the government had brought on Tuesday to amend the act on Constitutional Council.
Following the widespread pressure from both within and outside the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Prime Minister Oli has decided to repeal the ordinance.
Earlier on Wednesday morning, NCP executive chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ met Prime Minister Oli to urge him to withdraw the ordinance.
Prime Minister Oli agreed to withdraw the ordinance and attend the standing committee meeting of the NCP after the discussion with Prachanda.
During the meeting with Oli, Prachanda also agreed to withdraw the letter submitted to the President Bidya Devi Bhandari seeking the special session of the parliament, according to a party leader.
Following the agreement between party co-chairs, Oli is present in the standing committee meeting that is currently underway at his official residence Baluwatar.
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 Prachanda and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, but also worsened the intra-party disputes.