Nepal | January 16, 2021

Leaders opposed to PM want him to quit

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

KATHMANDU, NOVEMBER 30

Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barshaman Pun, who is close to Dahal, today said at a public forum in Rolpa district that second generation leaders of the party were ready to lead the government and the party if the two co-chairpersons stepped down from the party leadership.

His remarks came in response to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s argument that he was ready to hand over party leadership to second generation leaders and wondered whether other top leaders were ready for the same.

Pun told THT that if the PM wanted to quit the leadership of the government and the party he should do so immediately to make his statement meaningful.

Talking in the same vein, NCP Standing Committee member Yubaraj Gyawali, who is close to senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, said if the PM was ready to hand over the leadership to second generation leaders, he should quit the post of PM and co-chairperson immediately.

The PM has said that he would not vie for premiership after his five-year term in the government ends. He has also said that he would not contest top party post from the next General Convention.

Gyawali said the PM was not prepared to quit the leadership but was telling future leaders not to vie for party leadership. “If Oli really means what he says, he must step down as prime minister and party co-chair today itself,” he added.

He said the General Convention would elect the new leader and party leaders were free to contest.

He added that the PM could not dictate a decision that should be taken by the Central Committee. “Only the Central Committee of our party can decide who gets to be the prime minister or party chairperson if the seats fall vacant in the middle of the term,” he added.

Gyawali said the PM’s argument that things should not be settled on the basis of majority in committees of the party was a violation of democratic norms and values.

“How can Oli, who accepts elections, not respect majority opinion?” he asked.

 


A version of this article appears in print on December 01, 2020 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Photo Gallery: NC student cadres demonstrate against House dissolution

Kathmandu, January 15 Seen in the pictures below are youth activists affiliated to the main opposition Nepali Congress taking part in a tug of war during a protest against the dissolution of House, in Kathmandu, on Friday. On December 20, PM Oli recommended the dissolution of House of Represen Read More...

Constitutional bench to adjudicate House dissolution case

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana today ruled that cases field against the dissolution of the House of Representatives would be heard by the same bench continuously from Sunday. The SC passed the order after hear Read More...

At least 42 dead as Indonesia quake topples homes, buildings

MAMUJU, INDONESIA: A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight Friday, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 42 people. More than 600 people were injured by the magnitude 6.2 quake, which sent people fleeing their homes in Read More...

Biden: We'll 'manage the hell' out of feds' COVID response

WILMINGTON, DELAWARE: President-elect Joe Biden pledged Friday to boost supplies of coronavirus vaccine and set up new vaccination sites to meet his goal of 100 million shots in 100 days. It's part of a broader COVID strategy that also seeks to straighten out snags in testing and ensure minority com Read More...

Dahal-Nepal faction to seek clarification from prime minister

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal today decided to seek clarification from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for acting against the party’s objectives, goals, programmes, and statute. NCP Standing Committee member Bhim Bahadur Rawal Read More...

Rooney stops playing to take Derby manager job permanently

All-time record scorer for England and Manchester United. A haul of 16 trophies. Wayne Rooney's illustrious playing career is over. Former England and United captain has decided it's time to focus on trying to replicate his successes as a striker in management. After taking temporary charg Read More...

Gyawali stresses need to find agreeable boundary alignment

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today said in New Delhi that finding an agreeable boundary alignment in the remaining segments might not only take Nepal and India to the stage of fully settled international boundary, but might also help generate positive vi Read More...

Nepali Congress to hold protests in all local levels today

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 15 Nepali Congress is set to hold protests against the dissolution of the House of Representatives in all the 753 local levels on Saturday. Issuing a press release, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba appealed to all the citizens to express solidarity with the protest to be held Read More...