Experts say capable candidates are ignored, while party cadres are landing big government appointments

KATHMANDU, July 1: Just a couple of days after Prime Minister KP Oli said that forces within Nepal and India were conspiring against him to oust him from power, senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have asked Oli to step down from the posts of both prime minister and the party’s chairman.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi held separate meetings with Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the party's Foreign Relations Department chief Madhav Kumar Nepal on Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: As the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government has courted a series of controversy at a time when the cases of Covid-19 are increasing in the country, a section of leaders of the ruling party has demanded a meeting of the Secretariat - the party's apex body - at the earliest. Of late, the government has drawn widespread criticism for a controversial procurement deal signed with a company to supply medical equipment to contain the spread of coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: A majority of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat members have mounted pressure on Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also chairman of the party, to nominate Bamdev Gautam as an upper house member as decided earlier by the secretariat. Oli is seen to be on the defensive now that his once trusted colleague Bishnu Poudel has also joined the gang of top NCP leaders demanding that Gautam be picked for the upper house.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has hinted that he would be re-nominated as a member of upper house and would continue to work as a minister.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Top leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) had barely expected that deputy speaker Shivamaya Tumbahangphe would fight back against her party’s decision to force her to resign.

Pass the MCC

December 18, 2019 08:22 am

Some Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders have been suspicious of 500 million dollar Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grants provided to Nepal by the United States government. The grant is to be used for mega infrastructure projects like construction of transmission lines and building of highways.

Time for NCP leaders to look within

December 20, 2018 02:00 am

The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is facing criticism in its ongoing Standing Committee meeting.