Leaders close to Home Minister Thapa skip Maoist Center’s SC meeting

Published On: March 9, 2021 03:49 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Today’s Standing Committee meeting is likely to take decision on whether to withdraw support given to Oli-led government 

KATHMANDU, March 9: A Standing Committee meeting of the recently-revived Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Center) is being held at the party’s head office in Paris Danda, Kathmandu.

This is the first meeting of the party’s Standing Committee after the Supreme Court on Sunday issued a verdict scrapping the name of the erstwhile Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal. The apex court also revived the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist and Leninist) and CPN (Maoist Center), through its verdict on a plea registered by Rishiram Kattel who claimed that the name of the ruling NCP clashed with his party’s name

According to a party’s Standing Committee member Pampha Bhusal, the meeting will dwell upon contemporary political issues. The meeting is also likely to discuss and take necessary decisions on whether to withdraw the support granted to the Oli-led government.

The Standing Committee members close to Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa are not present in today’s meeting as the leaders including Thapa, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and Mani Thapa are still in the Oli-led Cabinet. They are less likely to leave the Oli-camp and join their former party according to sources.

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