Amid to the pressure of resignation in his own party , Nepal’s PM KP Sharma Oli has now got an extension till Monday. The meeting of the standing committee of Nepal’s ruling party scheduled for Saturday was postponed till Monday only to save the unity of the party and reach an agreement.
The Kathmandu Post quoted Bishnu Sapkota Dahal’s press adviser as saying that the meeting of the standing committee has been postponed till 11 am on Monday as both sides of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for further discussion. Earlier, the important meeting of the 45-member standing committee of NCP was scheduled to be held on Saturday.
NCP President Pushp Kamal Dahal has turned against his own party leader and Prime Minister Oli on the anti-India remarks and has demanded his resignation. In Monday’s meeting, the leaders of the Prachanda faction will pressurize Oli to resign. Top leaders of this group have said that Oli’s anti-India remarks are politically inappropriate.
After this entire episode, cracks have clearly come to the surface in the NCP. One group is headed by Oli and the other is ragged. Actually, the second unit of NCP is considered to be quite influential in Nepal. Oli has met the leaders of this unit by going to his office and home and asking for his help so that his chair is saved.
Oli May Bring Ordinance to Save His Chair
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is also in touch with the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in Nepal, to support them. Oli can also make changes to the political party act by bringing an ordinance. This will make them easier to divide the party. If the party breaks up, Oli will have to show 138 MPs in his support. But after the ordinance, they have to show the support of only 30 percent of the MP.