KATHMANDU, March 26: Lawmakers of the rival faction of the ruling CPN-UML led by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have reached Baluwatar to attend the parliamentary party meeting called by party Chairman KP Sharma Oli.
According to Krishna Bhattarai, an aide to senior leader Jhalanath Khanal, the party’s lawmakers close to the faction including Khanal, Surendra Pandey, Yogesh Bhattarai and Ghanashyam Bhushal reached Baluwatar a while ago. “The meeting is expected to begin shortly,” Bhattarai told Republica over the phone.
Senior leader Nepal, who is also a former prime minister, and leader Bhim Rawal who held various ministerial portfolios in the past, however, will skip today’s meeting.
After back to back meetings of the lawmakers and central committee members of the faction, that were held earlier on Friday, the leaders decided to join the PP meeting although they boycotted it last week owing to the factional feud.