Kathmandu, Nepal, July 7, 2020: The widening differences of the ruling head Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seem to have patched up for the time being though no point of solution is found yet. Both the chairs of the party- KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have on Monday agreed to ceasefire all activities against each other that could negatively affect the ongoing consensus efforts.
As a meeting held between the chairs duo ended on a positive note for further talks, it is believed that all the outstanding issues related to the differences including the power sharing among the top leaders would be settled before the standing committee meeting, which is rescheduled for Wednesday. Standing Committee meeting scheduled for Monday was postponed again for Wednesday for the second time with the aim to find the solutions of the internal rift of the party.
During the one to one meeting held on Monday, both the chairman have agreed upon for further discussions on all outstanding issues including the resignation of Oli from both the posts of Prime Minister and party chairman as demanded by the senior leaders. Earlier, Prime Minister Oli, had ended any prospects of talks maintaining that he would not hold talks on the issue of his resignation.
As majority of the members of the standing committee including the senior leaders of the party have raised the issue of Oli’s resignation pretending as an option of the solution of the ongoing differences of the party, there will be tough to find the solutions of the differences, claims a source close to Oli.
The series of meeting held in recent days between the chairman duos could not forge any consensus as the issue is largely surrounded over the resignation of Prime Minister Oli. Some developments are expected on Tuesday though Monday’s meeting failed to find the solutions, a leader close to Dahal said preferring anonymity. It is said that Oli has promised to provide a framework to resolve the issue by Tuesday as demanded by Dahal.
As almost all the standing committee members including senior leaders Madhav Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Bamdev Gautam have called for Oli’s resignation from both the posts of prime minister and party chair, any framework except of Oli’s resignation would not be a compromising point, the leaders said.
Earlier, Oli had forwarded a proposal to form a loose frame work to run the government comprising senior leaders of the party, dissolve his secretariat, change of cabinet ministers and some chief ministers to accommodate the dissident ones. But the proposal was denied by the dissident leaders.
The long being prevailed internal rift f the party had come into surface after Oli on last Sunday made an allegation to the leaders of his own party and India of hatching conspiracy to oust him from power in an apparent bid to take revenge against his decision to issue the country’s new political map that includes Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh area of Nepal that was encroached by India for decades.