NCP's Dahal-Nepal faction set to strip Oli of party's general membership

Published On: January 21, 2021 05:58 PM NPT By: GANESH BISHU

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 21: One of the two chairpersons of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that their faction is preparing to strip Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of the party’s general membership.

Addressing a mass gathering in Surkhet on Thursday, Nepal said that they are all set to remove Oli as the general member of the party for his act against the country's constitution.

"Those dictators who are inside the party in the guise of communists don't have any space in the party. In communist parties, leaders are never above the party and they should strictly adhere to the party rules and system," he said while lambasting Oli's "unilateral actions" in the party and "ill-behavior" toward party colleagues when he was taking the helm of the unified party until last month. "We are not the salves and ‘yes men’ of KP Oli, so we continued to oppose his moves inside the party," he said.

Nepal, who is also a former prime minister, said that the party started to face intraparty conflicts since the two parties merged into one party as Oli lacks even basic characteristics to be a communist. "Oli's ill-thoughts were further manifested when he dissolved parliament unconstitutionally," he said.

Claiming that their faction is the legitimate NCP, Nepal urged those leaders and cadres who have defected to the Oli-led faction to rejoin the "mother party".

He also claimed that the moribund House of Representatives will be reinstated as the constitution has not granted any right to the prime minister to dissolve it. "It is a coup against the constitution. Hence, Oli deserves to face a stricter punishment for this crime," he said.





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