NCP Standing Committee begins at Baluwatar, Oli abstains



16 December 2020, Kathmandu

The Standing Committee (SC) meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, however, did not attend the meeting.

The meeting is dwelling on the ordinance on the Constitutional Council brought haphazardly by the government on Tuesday.

Today’s SC meeting will focus on the ordinance as the leaders of the NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal-Madhav Kumar Nepal faction are dissatisfied with it.

The disgruntled faction has been saying the ordinance should be withdrawn as Prime Minister and Chairman KP Oli introduced it without holding discussions on it in the party.

The intra-party dispute of the ruling NCP has further deepened after the government introduced an ordinance without holding discussions in the party.

Majority of SC members had held discussions at Khumaltar yesterday immediately following the issuance of the ordinance.

The SC meeting was postponed until today by passing a condolence on Sunday.

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