The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party has been postponed. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) scheduled for 11 am today has been postponed until July 8.
This is the third time that the meeting has been postponed due to the ongoing dispute between the two party Chairmen – KP Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
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.
Meanwhile, second-rung leaders of the party, including Ghanashyam Bhusal, Yogesh Bhattarai, among others are endeavoring to narrow down the differences to avoid possible party split.