Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal (L) and Prime Minister KP Oli engage in talks. (File Photo)
KATHMANDU: The meeting between Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister KP Oli has ended today, however, in a positive note.
NCP sources said today’s meeting took a positive note with Chairman Dahal insisting on ‘one-on-one’ meeting between the two.
“The meeting ended positively today and they (Oli and Dahal) have agreed to sit again sometime later soon to thrash out the disputes that have surfaced within the party in the last two weeks,” a leader said.
Dahal has been emphasizing on a ‘one-on-one’ talks to clarify issues between them rather than forming a task force to narrow down the differences.
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 tunes of India to oust him.
Sunday’s meeting, which was dubbed as ‘decisive’ had also ended inconclusively with both the leaders agreeing to hold another round of talks today.
Meanwhile, the NCP’s Standing Committee meeting scheduled for today has also been postponed till Wednesday to give more time for Oli and Dahal for talks.
It should be noted that as many as 53 central committee members of the NCP on Sunday has 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.