Kathmandu- General Secretary of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Bishnu Prasad Poudel has asserted that the House of Representatives (HoR) would not be reinstated. Addressing the Lumbini provincial gathering of the party on Wednesday, General Secretary Poudel directed the party leaders and cadres to prepare themselves for new elections.
He argued that the major reason behind the party split is the ‘paper of baseless accusation’ brought against Party Chairman KP Sharma Oli by another Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’. He also accused Dahal of breaching the consensus before full unification of the party. Chairman and Prime Minister Oli had made several gestures for consensus and unification, he reminded.
“PM Oli has clearly stated that he would hand over party leadership from the general convention or the special general convention,” he said, adding Dahal was however not ready for both options.
According to him, although the party held 77 rounds of meetings of its secretariat, right direction could not be tracked.
On the occasion, party standing committee member Shankar Pokhrel said although the NCP-led government had done numerous positive works, party leaders themselves enfeebled the government and party unity.
He hailed PM Oli’s positive steps like import of electricity from India to end load shedding, trade and transit agreement with China, constructions of postal highway, airports and hospitals. PM and Chairman Oli was cornered since he issued the new map of Nepal, according to Pokhrel.