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KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The ongoing row over the post of House Speaker has ignited a serious dispute within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), with the leaders belonging to former CPN (Maoist Center) alleging that NCP leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli were making an “unethical bargain”.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: With just two days left for the next scheduled meeting of the lower house, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has not yet held ‘serious’ discussions to decide its candidate for new speaker.