Nepal's ruling party meet to decide PM KP Oli's future deferred for fourth time, will be held on 10 July
Nepal prime minister's press advisor Surya Thapa announced that the meeting was postponed from Wednesday to Friday. The reason for the postponement for a fourth time was not revealed.
Kathmandu: A crucial meeting of Nepal's ruling communist party to decide the political future of embattled Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was on Wednesday postponed once again for Friday, amidst intra-party rifts and calls for his resignation over his style of functioning and anti-India statements.
The meeting of the Nepal Communist Party's 45-member powerful Standing Committee was scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
Prime Minister's press advisor Surya Thapa announced that the meeting was postponed until Friday. The reason for the deferment for a fourth time was not revealed.
Top NCP leaders, including former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', have demanded Prime Minister Oli's resignation, saying his recent anti-India remarks were "neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate."
The differences between the two factions of the NCP – one led by Oli and the other led by party's executive chairman 'Prachanda' on the issue of power-sharing has recently intensified after the prime minister unilaterally decided to prorogue the budget session of Parliament.
The nationwide general strike in Nepal was called on behalf of a faction of the ruling Communist Party by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who helped KP Sharma Oli come to power in 2018, but has since become a critic
The Nepal Army will not participate in the first ever joint military exercise of BIMSTEC nations in India next week.
After skipping joint military exercise, Nepal army chief declines Indian Army's invite to attend BIMSTEC Conclave
The militaries of BIMSTEC member nations, barring Nepal and Thailand, began a week-long anti-terror exercise at Aundh near Pune on Monday to enhance cooperation in dealing with the challenge of terrorism in the region.