21 December 2020, Kathmandu
Ruling Nepal Communist Party Secretariat Committee member and Home Minister Ram Bahadaur Thapa has has said he will clear his position only following talks with NCP chairpersons KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda.
Home Minister Ram Bahadaur Thapa abstained from the meeting called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Baluwatar this morning.
Seven ministers of Dahal-Nepal faction on Sunday resigned en-masse after Prime Minister Oli dissolved the parliament on Sunday.
Minister Thapa did not feature in the list of the ministers who resigned from their posts yesterday. It was, hence, speculated Thapa was in the Oli camp.
Against the speculations of political analysts, Thapa did not attend in the meeting called by Oli, either, this morning.
He had also started speaking in favor of Oli at the Secretariat meeting, of late. But in the last meeting with NCP Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Khumaltar, he had said that he would support Prachanda at the last minute.