14 August 2020, Kathmandu
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has briefed the leaders of his camp about the meeting held with Prime Minister KP Oli at Thapagan.
Dahal apprised NCP senior leaders including Jhala Nath Khanal, Madhav Kumar Nepal and Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha of the matters discussed in the meeting with Oli at Baluwatar on Thursday afternoon, a source privy to the meeting said.
“Chairman Dahal briefed us of the Baluwatar meeting. The talk is heading towards positive direction. They have agreed to hold talks again,” said he.
Around 20 central committee leaders loyal to Dahal were also in the meeting at Thapagaun on Thursday evening.
The meeting between Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister KP Oli ended on Thursday with both the leaders agreeing to sit for another round of talks to thrash out the differences.
The meeting focused on formation of party General Convention Organizing Committee, dissolution of the central committee, among others.
According to Baluwatar sources, Dahal and PM Oli also held talks on contemporary politics, basically on power sharing, among other issues.
The two top leaders are at loggerheads with Dahal and his camp demanding the resignation of PM Oli while the latter is adamant to his stance of not stepping down at any cost.
Dahal has been insisting on convening a meeting of the party’s Standing Committee, which he claims PM Oli is in minority.
PM Oli, meanwhile, has been insisting on a meeting of the party’s nine-member Secretariat to address the current internal disputes.
NCP General Secretary Bishnu Poudel, Chief Minister of Province 5 Shankar Pokhrel, and Standing Committee member Janardhan Sharma also participated in Thursday’s talks, Baluwatar sources said.