Rival faction of NCP picks Madhav Kumar Nepal as party's second chairman

Published On: December 22, 2020 05:51 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A Central Committee meeting of the Dahal-Nepal faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to name Madhav Kumar Nepal as the party's other chairman.

The meeting of the rival faction held at a party venue at Babarmahal in the capital made a decision to this effect, according to NCP Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.

According to the decision taken by the Central Committee meeting, Dahal will be the first chairman while Nepal will be the second chairman of the party.

Taking disciplinary action against NCP Chairman KP Sharma Oli for his act of dissolving parliament and announcing midterm elections, the Central Committee meeting also ousted Oli from the post of the party chairman. The next meeting of the Central Committee has been scheduled for Thursday, Spokesperson Shrestha said. 

The Dahal-Nepal faction has claimed that they have a majority in the party's Central Committee with 298 central committee members supporting them. Earlier, Dahal was the party's executive chairperson and Oli was the chairperson.


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