Regressive forces caused split in party, says Home Minister Thapa


Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa today alleged that regressive forces within the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) had caused a split in the party.

Addressing a gathering of the Nepal Communist Party (Oli) at Dolakha’s headquarters Charikot, Minister Thapa, who is close to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, said that Oli had dissolved the House of Representatives to prevent the regression from happening. He further charged that the faction of NCP led by Madhav Kumar Nepal and Pushpa Kamal Dahal had tried to plunge the country into regression by removing Oli from the post of PM and chairman of the party. “Leaders that sought the posts of prime minister and president divided the party and pushed the nation into political instability,” he charged.

Thapa claimed that reinstatement of the dissolved House of Representatives would create instability in the country.

At the programme, Minister of Information, Communications and Technology Parbat Gurung urged the party rank and file to stay united. Gurung said that Oli was forced to dissolve the Parliament due to intra-party feud. He asked the party rank and file to be prepared for the elections. He defended PM Oli’s move of dissolution of the House of Representatives and reiterated that PM Oli was compelled to take the move for the country’s progression.