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KATHMANDU, May 5: The CPN (Maoist Center) has officially withdrawn its support to the KP Oli-led government.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

“Shall I now start killing people, making women widows and making them cry?” asked Oli in a satirical way, alluding to the killing of innocent people during the decade-long Maoist insurgency led by Dahal.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Supreme Court on Monday sought written clarification from the government over the latter's decision to expand cabinet even after the recommendation made to dissolve the House of Representatives.

Baban Singh joins Oli-led NCP

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Singh was elected from Rautahat-1 to the Constituent Assembly as an independent candidate without making any public appearance during the election campaign. He was on the 'most wanted list' of Nepal police at the time of the election on a charge of inciting a violent uprising against Maoists on March 21, 2007, in Gaur where 27 Maoist cadres were brutally killed.

What next in Nepal?

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If the Supreme Court reinstates the House, state of emergency will be declared. Oli then may join hands with pro-monarchy forces which have been demanding constitutional monarchy and a Hindu state.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding a court order to bar the newly-appointed ministers from carrying out their day to day responsibilities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has elected Pushpa Kamal Dahal as their parliamentary leader.

Although the writ petitioners demanded an interim order against the decision to dissolve the HoR, the apex court has denied issuing any such order.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22:  A group of lawmakers close to the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court demanding the reinstatement of the House of Representatives (HoR). Those registering the writ petition include NCP's Chief Whip of the dissolved HoR Dev Gurung.

The meeting is expected to take decisions on some crucial appointments at various constitutional bodies

NCP Standing Committee meeting called again for December 20, Central Committee meeting for December 25

Executive Chairman Dahal also agrees to withdraw his political paper that Oli has described as 'allegation paper' from the Standing Committee meeting as a part of the agreement reached between the two sides to bury the hatchet.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The much-awaited Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has begun at the prime minister's official residence in Baluwatar.

NCP cadres allegedly close to Prime Minister Oli obstruct program attended by rival faction leader Pandey in Chitwan on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Friday concluded after finalizing the agenda for its next meeting.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: After denial to call the party's Secretariat meeting, for weeks, Prime Minister K P Oli, who is also the party's chairman, has agreed to call the Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is already reached the point of split and that only a formal announcement is due now, according to a top NCP leader.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Amid growing rift between the top leaders within the party over some of the decisions taken by Prime Minister K P Oli, Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed holding the party's Secretariat meeting at the earliest to resolve the disputes seen in the party in recent days.