June 20, 2019 05:00 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, June 20: Chairpersons duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)—K P Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal—have agreed to hold the much-delayed secretariat meeting of the party on Friday.
They held a one-on-one for more than two hours on Wednesday to resolve the disputed issue of naming party central committee members and heads of party organization committees.
Dahal had reached the official residence of the prime minister at Baluwatar for the meeting.
Following serious differences among the party's senior leaders over assigning responsibilities to the party leaders, NCP had postponed the secretariat meeting until Prime Minister Oli's return from Europe.
The meeting between Dahal and Oli comes at a time when souring relations between the two chiefs of the party was surfaced over various national political issues. Leaders of the NCP loyal to Dahal have stood against various decisions of the government including the announcement of vacancies for local units, introduction of the controversial Guthi Bill and the federal budget.