5 October 2020, Kathmandu
The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) that has been postponed time and again has been slated for Tuesday.
The meeting is scheduled to be held at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday at 4 pm, according to the Secretariat of the party’s Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
Earlier, the meeting scheduled for Saturday and Sunday was postponed.
The decision was taken after a meeting between NCP Chairman and Prime Minister KP Oli and Executive Chairman Prachanda on Monday morning.
According to party sources, the meeting will discuss the task of completing the unification process of the two parties — erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which was entrusted to chairman duo Prime Minister KP Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, and party General Secretary Bishnu Poudel.
It may be noted that the relation between party Chairman Dahal and Prime Minister Oli has soured after the Cabinet’s decision of recommending the names of ambassadors, including former Finance Minister Dr. Yuvaraj Khatiwada without discussing the issue with the party.
Likewise, the meeting is expected to discuss financial assistance to the NCP whole-timers and the central committee members, along with cabinet reshuffle, among others.