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.

Press Trust of India July 08, 2020 11:03:37 IST
Nepal's ruling party meet to decide PM KP Oli's future deferred for fourth time, will be held on 10 July

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.

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