Kathmandu, Nepal, June 6, 2019: A Central Secretariat meeting of the ruling head Nepal Communist Party (NCP) ended inconclusively on Thursday, thanks to the differences among the top leaders.
It was believed that the meeting called for Thursday after many postponements would finalize at least the in-charges and co-in-charges of district committees. But, it did not become possible to finalize after leaders failed to agree on one-person-one-post provision.
The top leaders of the party have vertically been dividing not only over the issue of one-person-one-post provision but also over the persons. As top leaders of the party want to pick to their nearer and dearer in the posts of in-charges and co-in-charges of district committees, it is likely that the mounting differences of the part over the issue would not settle easily. Interestingly, co-chairs duos have also failed to make a univocal voice over the issue.
Party’s co-chair and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his loyalists have been standing against of the demand of one-person-one-post provision considering to the fact that implementation of the provision would meant that he has to leave one post-either Prime Minister or chair of the party if the provision was brought into implementation.
Though party’s another Co- Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders like Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath a Khanal are not vocal over the provision, another senior leader Bam Dev Gautam had officially tabled the provision demanding immediate implementation.
The meeting held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar did not even discuss over the possible candidates for appointments due to the differences on selection criteria, NCP’s Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said after the meeting.