Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal (L) and Prime Minister KP Oli are holding talks on Monday. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: In a bid to narrow down the internal disputes within the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister KP Oli are holding another round of talks today.
Sunday’s widely-awaited talks billed as ‘decisive’ between PM Oli and Dahal ended inconclusively with both the leaders agreeing to hold another round of talks on Monday.
Meanwhile, the NCP’s Standing Committee meeting scheduled for today is likely to be postponed if Oli and Dahal fail to yeild positive outcome.
It has been learned that Oli and Dahal have agreed to seek options to forge consensus on thorny issues in today’s meeting.
Amidst speculation that the ruling NCP is heading towards a split, a ‘decisive’ meeting between Oli and Dahal was held at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar on Sunday.
The two leaders are at loggerheads in the last few weeks over some serious issues, particularly after PM Oli alleged the dissident faction of dancing to the tune of India to oust him.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, as many as 53 central committee members of the NCP initiated a signature campaign in a bid to pressurize the party leadership to convene the party’s central committee meeting.
The members held a meeting on Zoom and discussed convening the meeting of the central committee to discuss and thrash out the internal disputes.
The central members took the initiatives to call the meeting at a time when the intra-party feud has touched a new height.
According to them, the meeting of the 441-member central committee will be more impactful than the 45-member Standing Committee.
According to the NCP statute, the leadership will have to call the meeting of the central committee if 25 percent, i.e., 110 members signed the document.