Nepal | August 06, 2020

Oli-Dahal holding talks in Baluwatar after a six-day hiatus

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KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Co-chair of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli and Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal have met again today to further their discussions in an attempt to settle differences between party factions.

The meeting, which has resumed after a gap of six days, is taking place at Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu.

Their last one-to-one meeting was held on Wednesday, July 8, when they held discussions for almost two hours but failed to reach a consensus. They had met for four consecutive days starting Sunday that week.

Dahal, who along with senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal leads the rival faction of the party, has asked Oli to quit one of the two posts that he holds – prime minister or party chair. Most of the standing committee members have also asked Oli to relinquish at least one of the two top posts.

Meanwhile, the standing committee meeting of the ruling party has been postponed until Friday, July 17.


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