Monday 27th May 2024
Monday 27th May 2024
गृहपृष्ठPoliticsMadhav Nepal-led faction demands withdrawal of ‘unilateral’ decision by Oli-led faction on March 12

Madhav Nepal-led faction demands withdrawal of ‘unilateral’ decision by Oli-led faction on March 12

First meeting between Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chairman Oli and Senior Leader Nepal after four months agree to hold further discussions to strengthen the party

KATHMANDU – Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of CPN (UML) has demanded that the ‘unilateral’ decision taken by the KP Sharma Oli-led faction on March 12 to scrap all previous posts and ranks except the Chairman and General Secretary in the party and appoint new central committee members.

During the meeting held between the Oli-led faction and the Nepal-led faction at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi on Monday, the Nepal-led faction called for the rollback of the decision of March 12.

Raghuji Pant, a leader from the Nepal-led faction, said that both factions reiterated their stances in the meeting.
Stating that the talks were positive, he said that both factions agreed to continue their dialogues to strengthen the party.

“We do not recognize the decision of March 12. That meeting is not in line with the party statute. We cannot accept that decision. That is what he put forth in the meeting,” he added.

Earlier on March 12, PM and CPN (UML) had organized the meeting of central committee members close to him and decided to scrap all posts and ranks in the party except Chairman and General Secretary.

The meeting had also decided to appoint some new central committee members and appointed leaders close to Oli-faction as provincial incharge in some provinces by removing those close to the Nepal-led faction.

Prime Minister and CPN (UML) Chairman Oli and Senior Leader Madhav Kumar Nepal had held a meeting after four months.

Though Prime Minister Oli had invited Senior Leader Nepal to his official residence in Baluwatar, the latter had insisted that he could meet him only at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi.

This was the first meeting between the two leaders after the Prime Minister dissolved the House of Representatives in December last year, leaving the ruling party on the verge of a split.

They had last met on November 10 amid worsening intra party disputes of the then NCP.

Leader Nepal had sided with Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to protest against the government’s move to dissolve the House which was reinstated by the Supreme Court on February 23.

In a separate verdict later, the apex court also scrapped the merger between the CPN(UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) to form Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Senior Leader Nepal along with other leaders of the CPN (UML) had decided to return to the party following the verdict.

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