Talks between KP Oli and Madhav Nepal group concludes

Published On: March 15, 2021 12:43 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, March 15: A meeting between two major factions of the ruling CPN (UML)--one close to Prime Minister and party Chairman KP Sharma Oli and the other close to senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal--concluded a while ago at the party headquarters in Dumbahari. 

Photo: PM Oli's press advisor 

The meeting mainly dwelt on the disputes that surfaced in the party in recent days. The points of discussion and agreements reached, however,  are yet to be made public. 

Chairman Oli called the disgruntled side to join the discussions amid the heightened party row after the revival of the erstwhile CPN (UML). 

Oli was accompanied by Ishwor Pokharel, Subash Nembang, Bishnu Poudel and Pradeep Gywali while Bhim Rawal, Ghanashyam Bhushal and Raghuji Panta joined leader Nepal. Former chairman Jhalanath Khanal, however, was not present in today's meeting. 

The two sides held close interactions nearly after four months.

Following the vertical split of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) into CPN Maoist Center and CPN (UML), party leaders have been taking decisions and actions against each other. Oli-led UML decided to reshuffle roles and responsibilities of the party leaders including provincial in-charges and chiefs of various departments of the party on Friday. All leaders close to the Nepal-led faction of the UML were relieved from their party responsibilities.


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