KATHMANDU, Oct 24: A meeting of ruling Nepal Communist Party's central secretariat is scheduled to be held today 3 pm at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar.
This is the third meeting of the NCP central secretariat within a week amid growing rift among the top NCP leaders on multiple issues including party's much-delayed unification process at the district and provincial levels.
It is learnt that the leaders are likely to hold deliberation on the performance of the Oli-led government and cabinet reshuffle at a time when the government has come under fire from multiple quarters for failing to deliver its promises.
Last week, NCP leader Mahesh Basnet, who is one of the close leaders to Oli, remarked that the cabinet would be reshuffled after Dashain.
Another agenda of the meeting is to discuss about the preparation of the party's standing committee meeting scheduled for October 29 and 30, according to the NCP leaders.
The standing committee meeting is expected to set norms and criterion for settling down the party's unification at the district and provincial levels.
Earlier, the NCP's central secretariat meetings were held on Oct 22 and 21 in a bid to narrow down intra-party differences, particularly between Chairman KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal who has been taking strong exception over the party leadership's decision to appoint office-bearers of provincial committees.
Submitting a note of dissent at the NCP central secretariat over the decision, leader Nepal has been demanding to scrap the decision calling it as 'unilateral' and 'non-inclusive'.
It is said that leader Nepal's note of dissent will be tabled for discussion in the party's upcoming standing committee meeting. Leader Nepal and party spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha have been raising questions over the modus operandi of the government and the party leadership on multiple occasions.