KATHMANDU, March 8: A standing committee meeting of the erstwhile Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party which was originally scheduled to be held at 11AM today has been postponed for 3PM this afternoon.
According to Dev Gurung, a leader of the NCP's erstwhile faction, the meeting has been delayed as they required more time to hold discussion on legal and political complexities that they are currently facing after the Supreme Court scrapped the Nepal Communist Party which came into existence in 2018 after the merger between the two communist parties---Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist Leninist) and CPN Maoist (Centre).
"The standing committee meeting will make a decision on whether to seek legal remedies," Gurung told Republica.
A joint bench of justices Kumar Regmi and Bam Kumar Shrestha issued the verdict giving authenticity of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to Rishi Kattel, who had registered the party at the Election Commission (EC) in his name prior to the formation of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Oli and Dahal.
The apex court ruled that UML and Maoist Center now exist as they existed prior to the formation of the NCP. The two parties had announced unification on May 17, 2018.
Immediately after the apex court verdict, the Dahal-Nepal faction held consultation with legal experts to chalk out its strategy.