Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (File photo)
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), is submitting his responses at the meeting of the party Secretariat scheduled for today.
Earlier, at the Secretariat meeting held on November 13, PM Oli had put forth his views by refuting the proposal and accusations leveled on him by Executive Chairman of the party Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda.’
The secretariat meeting is taking place at the Prime Minister’s residence at 1:00 pm today.
Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa informed that PM Oli’s responses were ready. He would make clear the secretariat members with his stand in the meeting. “PM is ready to challenge the accusations,” Thapa argued.
In the November 18 meeting of the party secretariat, PM Oli had sought 10 days’ time to furnish response to Prachanda’s accusation to him.
The meeting being held today is taken as a significant event at a time when the exchange of accusations and their release to the public has created suspicion on party unification.
In the previous meeting, PM Oli had maintained that if the accusations leveled on him were not justified, the accusers would take responsibility.
Oli in today’s meeting will respond to the 19-page long proposal submitted by Prachanda accusing Oli of corruption, nepotism, dictatorship, etc., in a political proposal and has also urged him to resign.
Earlier, in a meeting with Standing Committee members Haribol Gajurel and Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Prachanda said that disputes within the party would resolve or escalate further depending on Oli’s proposal.
Meanwhile, the second-rung leaders have analyzed that if Oli brings another proposal against Prachanda, it could lead to more aggressive allegations and that would lead to a split in the party.
In the recent months, the ruling NCP has witnessed intra-party dispute over the appointment of ambassadors, Cabinet reshuffle, dispute in Karnali Province, vendetta among party cadres in Tarai districts, RAW Chief’s meeting with PM Oli.