The meeting of the ruling Communist Party’s apex body on Saturday to end the ongoing tussle between Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former Prime Minister Pushp Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ ended despite a four-hour-long discussion.
According to senior party leader Ganesh Shah, no results came out during the meeting of the nine-member Central Secretariat of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), although party leaders discussed the agenda to be presented during Sunday’s standing committee meeting.
The Nepalese Communist Party called a secretariat meeting when the two leaders agreed to the conference of the party’s top body ahead of the 45-member standing committee meeting to be held on Sunday. The standing committee meeting to be held on Sunday will start at 3 pm.
The meeting of the standing committee was postponed till Sunday to give more time to negotiate Prachi, who is leading the Oli and rival faction to end discord within the party.
Earlier in the meetings, Oli had refused to step down or resign as the president of the NCP on the demand of a fiercely led faction. Ganesh Shah, chairman of the standing committee, said that the Central Executive Committee (CWC) meeting date may be announced in the standing committee meeting to be held on Sunday, in which a final decision will be taken on the future of Prime Minister Oli.