Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi (L) with NCP senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi is once again on the move amid the heightened intra-party row within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
She has initiated political meetings with the NCP leaders yet again in a bid to keep the party’s unity intact.
On Sunday evening, she held talks with NCP senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal at the latter’s residence in Koteswor during which the duo are learned to have discussed Nepal’s political developments, particularly the NCP row, which has touched a new height in recent times.
Political observers have to note that China, like in the past, has been particularly concerned over the row within the ruling NCP, and the latest political developments here in Nepal.
The meeting with leader Nepal has been taken significantly at a time when NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leaders Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal and party Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam are hell-bent on ousting Prime Minister KP Oli amid intra-party wrangling, especially after PM Oli alleged them of dancing to the tunes of India to oust him.
The dissident camp, comprising Dahal, Nepal, Khanal, and Gautam, is adamant to their stance that PM Oli should step down as he failed to stick to previous agreements reached between Oli and Dahal.
It should be recalled that Ambassador Yanqi had in the first week of May played a crucial role to avert possible party split.
The intra-party feud in the ruling NCP has heightened after leaders are divided between Chairman Dahal-Nepal camp and Prime Minister Oli group over internal power sharing issue.