NCP Standing Committee meeting taking place today



11 September 2020, Kathmandu

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is holding its long-stalled Standing Committee (SC) meeting today.

NCP Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and Prime Minister KP Oli had on Wednesday prepared agenda for Friday’s Standing Committee meeting.

While Prachanda will hold the executive power to conduct party meetings, implement decisions and lead the party, PM Oli will mainly focus on the government’s functioning.

They have agreed that while Prime Minister Oli will continue to run the government for a full term of five years, Dahal will focus on the party.

Party insiders say Dahal and Oli have agreed to refrain from involving in intra-party conflicts, which means that they have resolved the misunderstanding and the conflict surrounding their roles within the party.

The agreement between the two top leaders also includes convening the party’s general convention from 7th April-12th April, 2021.

They have also agreed to hold a meeting of the central committee from 3rd November- 5th November to endorse the planning for the convention.

The SC meeting which had started since June 24 had been hit after the Dahal-Nepal camp demanded resignation of Prime Minister Oli from both of his posts (on July 28).

The intra-party feud of the NCP has thawed following the formation of a task-force to iron out differences in the party.

Similarly, an NCP Secretariat meeting held on September 3 decided to take Vice Chairman Bamdev Gautam to the National Assembly.

With the decision, Minister for Finance and Communication and Information Technology has already resigned from his post.

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