BUTWAL, May 2: Following the re-appointment of Shankar Pokharel as the chief minister of Lumbini Province, a lawmaker of the ruling CPN-UML has resigned from his post while two others have joined the opposition party.

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 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 20: Senior leader of CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal has called a meeting of lawmakers close to him after the party’s president and parliamentary party leader KP Oli sought clarifications from them asking why they should be not relieved from their positions of the party’s lawmakers.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The CPN-UML is holding its Central Committee meeting today. The meeting is scheduled to form the party’s general convention organizing committee.

KATHMANDU, April 12: CPN (Maoist Center) has taken action against four of its lawmakers joining CPN-UML in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling CPN-UML has condemned the disciplinary action taken by the party leadership against its senior leaders Surendra Pandey and Ghanshyam Bhusal.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) on Thursday suspended even the ordinary membership of its leaders Ghanshyam Bhusal and Surendra Pandey, accusing them of carrying out anti-party activities.

KATHMANDU, March 31: A no-confidence motion filed earlier against the Chief Minister (CM) of Bagmati Province, Dormani Poudel, has been withdrawn by the lawmakers of the CPN-UML.

Pandey accuses Oli of misusing state power and resources to fulfill vested interests

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.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A central committee meeting of the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) is currently underway in Kathmandu.

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

KATHMANDU, March 26: Lawmakers of the rival faction of the ruling CPN-UML led by senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have reached Baluwatar to attend the parliamentary party meeting called by party Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, March 26: A section of parliamentarians belonging to the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) are also joining the party's parliamentary party meeting called by Chairperson KP Sharma Oli this afternoon.

KATHMANDU, March 25: Senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has submitted his clarification to the party Chairman K P Oli.

KATHMANDU, March 24:  Prime Minister and Chairman of the ruling CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli visited and inspected the party's new central office at Thapathali in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

“Oli and the people’s multiparty democracy are poles apart”

CPN-UML’s PP statute endorsed

March 20, 2021 14:49 pm

KATHMANDU, March 20: A parliamentary party (PP) meeting of the ruling CPN-UML has endorsed the party’s PP statute amid decision of lawmakers close to Madhav Kumar Nepal to boycott the meeting.

CPN-UML PP meeting underway

March 20, 2021 12:34 pm

Senior leader Bam Dev Gautam also attends the meeting

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: The CPN-UML is holding a parliamentary party (PP) meeting and the central committee (CC) meeting on Saturday.

The two-day national gathering of the faction concluded after endorsing a 17-point proposal.

The board also comprises dissident senior leaders Nepal and Khanal

KATHMANDU, March 17: Amid growing intraparty rift within the party, the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML has decided to boycott the parliamentary party meeting called by the party.

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, Mar 15: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and senior leader of CNP-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal are holding a meeting at party headquarters in Dhumbarahi.

CPN-UML which was revived after the apex court verdict is again on the verge of a formal split

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 8: Leaders close to Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction, which was earlier part of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) rival faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has decided to stay within the CPN-UML that was revived by the Supreme Court’s decision on Sunday.

Delusion of governance

March 1, 2020 10:06 am

The government of KP Oli completed its two years on February 15.  During the elections in 2017, the left alliance composed of CPN(UML) and CPN(Maoist Center), which merged into Nepal Communist Party (NCP) later on,  had unveiled many two-year and five-year plans, in its election manifesto. It won the elections based on those plans and promises.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday said that there was no truth in media reports that the ruling party was going through a tussle between the erstwhile CPN-UML and Maoist factions.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: A section of leaders in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), mainly those loyal to Madhav Kumar Nepal and former Maoists, are pushing for giving the responsibility of handling party affairs solely to Pushpa Kamal Dahal, one of the party's two chairmen in the context of the other chairman KP Oli already heading the government.

Nearly two years after then CPN-UML and Maoist Center announced electoral alliance in October, 2017 and a year after the two parties formally merged into single political entity of Nepal Communist Party, which rules the country now, the unification process of the party’s lower committees has not yet completed.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: When the chairman of the erstwhile CPN-UML, KP Oli, got elected as prime minister in February, many were hoping that he would steer Nepal into an era of peace, prosperity and equality.

KATHMANDU, Mar 31: The Left Alliance had pinned hopes that a party merger would be in place before Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chairperson of CPN-UML, embarked on his official visit to India on April 6.