NCP standing committee meeting

NCP leaders lambast Oli-led government

Published On: December 17, 2018 05:16 PM NPT By: Santosh Ghimire  | @journonepali

KATHMANDU, Dec 17 : Leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Monday criticized the Oli-led government for failing to live up to people’s expectations in the past ten months.

The NCP leaders came heavily against the government and party leadership during the ongoing standing committee meeting held at the Dhumbarahi-based party headquarters.   

According to a leader involved in the meeting, senior leader Bamdev Gautam urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to work to end the growing factionalism inside the party.  “The top leadership’s monopoly in running the party has invited serious rift among the party leaders,” Gautam said. He said that the political proposal presented jointly by the two chairmen was incomplete.

He expressed dissatisfaction with the poor performance of the Oli-led government. “The government has failed to live up to people’s expectations even one year after coming to power,” Gautam said.

Ten standing committee members including Ghanshyam Bhusal, Yubaraj Gyawali, Mukunda Neupane, Haribol Gajurel, Ganesh Sah and Agni Sapkota aired their views on several burning issues including the performance of the government and party’s functioning and the NCP leadership’s working style.

The standing committee members commented on the political proposal tabled by two chairmen on Saturday. Some of the leaders were of the view that there has been huge gap between the government and the people since it came to power in February last year.

However, NCP’s standing committee member Shakti Bahadur Basnet, who is also the minister for forest in the Oli-led administration, defended the government’s performance saying that it was working for the well-being of the people.

NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha told Republica Online that most of the leaders spoke on the performance of the Oli-led government and the party top leadership’s working style during today’s meeting. According to Shrestha, the meeting will resume at 8 am on Tuesday.  


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