KATHMANDU, July 23: Senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that they successfully foiled the conspiracy of the party chairman K P Oli to dissolve parliament again.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Amid mounting pressure within the party to save party unity, CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli has softened his stance toward the party's lawmakers who casted their votes in favor of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba in parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal Family Party has stated that the peaceful transfer of power made by the Chairman of the CPN-UML and the outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli as per the Supreme Court’s order has further strengthened Nepal's democracy.

KATHMANDU, July 10: CPN-UML Task Force member Gokarna Bista has claimed that they will finalize  a deal to settle the intra-party disputes by Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 8: CPN-UML leader Gokarna Bista has said that they have reached closer to consensus to settle disputes between Chairman KP Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The ruling CPN-UML Spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has expressed confidence that the dispute seen with Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction within the party will be resolved by tomorrow.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The dispute seen between Chairman K P Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal within the ruling CPN-UML appears nowhere close to consensus even as the two sides have already held several rounds of talks.

KATHMANDU, June 5: At a time when a section of leaders with the ruling CPN-UML have been maintaining in public that the party’s unity must be saved even if this means offering the post of prime minister to the rival faction leader, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, who leads the rival faction within the party, has claimed that he had rejected the offer made by the establishment faction of the party to become prime minister.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML has rejected the offer made by Chairman K P Oli to revive all party committees prior to May 17, 2018 to 'save the party unity'.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Raghu Ji Panta, an influential leader close to Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling CPN-UML, has said that the proposal of Chairman K P Oli is aimed at influencing the court decision on the writ petitions filed against the dissolution of parliament.

The four former chief justices also said that Prime Minister Oli was forcibly staying in power even as he is automatically relieved from his post after he lost a vote of confidence in parliament.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid preparation of the government to introduce populist budget through ordinance, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress(NC) has cautioned the caretaker government led by K P Oli not to take any decisions that may have far-reaching consequences.

KATHMANDU, May 25: A day after the party expelled him from even the party's general membership, CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has accused the party Chairman KP Oli of splitting the UML at the behest of forces hatching conspiracies.

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KATHMANDU, May 20: Dr Khim Lal Devkota of the opposition alliance has secured victory in the National Assembly be-election held for a vacant post in Bagmati Province. Dr Devkota secured a total of 5,088 weightage of votes, defeating his nearest rival Ram Bahadur Thapa "Badal", who served as the home minister in the KP Oli-led cabinet.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The intraparty difference that seemingly came to an end through talks between Chairman KP Oli and the rival faction-led by Madhav Kumar Nepal in the ruling CPM-UML a few weeks ago has surfaced once again in the by-election being held for a vacant seat in the National Assembly on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday took the oath of office and secrecy as the country's 43rd prime minister despite losing a vote of confidence in parliament earlier this week. Since he has been reappointed as the prime minister in his capacity as the leader of the largest political party in parliament, Prime Minister Oli will have to seek a vote of confidence again within the next 30 days. Whether he will be able to win the vote of confidence will determine the country's future political course - midterm elections or a full-term government led by Oli.

KATHMANDU, May 13: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has reappointed CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli as Prime Minister.

KATHMANDU, May 13: As an effort to avert the possible resignation of lawmakers close to the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction, CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli has withdrawn the party's earlier decision to suspend four leaders - Nepal, Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey and Ghanashyam Bhusal.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The government has recommended President Bidya Devi Bhandari to prorogue the Special Session of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, May 10: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government was responsible for the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there has not been any deal with the party Chairman K P Oli even they have exercised maximum flexibility and held talks to save the party unity.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The CPN (Maoist Center) has officially withdrawn its support to the KP Oli-led government.

KATHMANDU, May 4: While concluding that the announcement of Prime Minister K P Oli to seek vote of confidence in the parliament is guided by a conspiracy to bypass the parliment, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to thwart any such conspiracy.

KATHMANDU, May 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Sita Paudel and Ganga Prasad Yadav as the governors of Sudur Pashchim Province and Gandaki Province, respectivley, at the recommendation of Prime Minister K P Oli.

KATHMANDU, April 29: A Constitutional Bench at the Supreme Court was yet to pass its verdict to overturn Prime Minister KP Oli’s decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HoR) in February. While justifying his ‘unconstitutional’ move to dissolve the lower house of the federal parliament, Prime Minister Oli then predicted that a dirty game of horse-trading would begin if the apex court was to reinstate parliament. Two months since the apex court reinstated parliament, what Oli predicted has come to be true. But those involved in the horse trading, as it appears, are not the country’s opposition parties, but the ruling party led by Oli himself.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Supreme Court has denied issuing an interim order to stop Chairman K P Oli from taking action against lawmakers close to Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The ruling CPN-UML has removed leaders close to senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal during the formation of the party’s Standing Committee. Leaders close to Bam Dev Gautam, however, have been included in the Standing Committee.

KATHMANDU, April 21: As the last-ditch effort to settle the intra-party row, CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have held a meeting on Wednesday. The meeting being held at a hotel in Kathmandu is also attended by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The CPN (Maoist Center) has entrusted the party’s Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to take a decision to withdraw the party's support to the KP Oli-led government.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The second-rung leaders of the ruling CPN-UML have intensified negotiation to save party unity after Chairman KP Oli, who is also the prime minister, sought clarification from 27 lawmakers of the federal parliament and five of the Karnali Province Assembly as preparation to suspend their position as lawmaker on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Senior leader of the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), Ram Chandra Paudel has announced to sponsor a vote of no-confidence against Prime Minister K P Oli “if he does not step down voluntarily”.

KATHMANDU, March 30:  The disciplinary action taken by CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli against the party's senior senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and Vice Chairman Bhim Rawal has pushed the ruling party on the verge of vertical split.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has announced to withdraw the support of his party to Prime Minister K P Oli within the next one or two days.

The clarification given by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and Vice-Chairman Bhim Rawal liable for disciplinary action.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The ruling CPN-UML that was revived by the Supreme Court verdict earlier last week is set to see a formal split with the party's establishment faction issuing threat to take disciplinary action against those attending the national gathering being organized by Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction in the party.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML has decided not to stop the national gathering of party leaders and cadres scheduled to be held for March 17 and 18 as there was no sign of reaching agreement with Chairman K P Oli-led faction of the party.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Protesting against Chairman KP Oli’s decision to unilaterally strip all leaders close to the faction off their responsibilities in the party, the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML has formed parallel committees in the party.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Expressing serious reservation over the unilateral decisions taken by the Central Committee meeting of the establishment faction, the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML has decided to form parallel committees of the party from the center to local level.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Chairman of the CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has nominated 23 new members to the party’s Central Committee (CC). A meeting of the party’s CC members close to Oli made a decision to nominate 23 former Maoist leaders who chose to join the UML as CC members.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that they have not asked anyone to become their prime ministerial candidate.

Why Nepal needs K P Oli

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K P Oli was instrumental in initiating the process of bringing back Nepali territories occupied by India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked Prime Minister K P Oli to either prove the support of the majority of the 275-member parliament in his favor or step down from the post of prime minister.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: A group of students close to the Dahal-Nepal-led faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has staged a protest against Prime Minister K P Oli in Biratnagar.

Is parliament dissolution constitutional?

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Prime Minister Oli has not been able to prove how exactly the House of the Representatives did not cooperate with him in carrying out his duties.

Sources claimed that Prime Minister Oli along with a few senior leaders of his faction is visiting the EC office to furnish claims to recognize his faction of the party as the official NCP.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The KP Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has picked Bachan Bahadur Singh as the chairman of the party's youth wing.

We are the country’s main party: Oli

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KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Prime Minister and chairman of a faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli has said the question as to which faction of the NCP is the main party has been resolved from Friday.

The election body says NCP is still one on legal ground.

Messing up the system

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When a government elected with an overwhelming majority dissolves the House due to the failure and inability to manage intra party wrangling and discord, it could become a bane for democracy.