“During this difficult time Poudel talked to both Oli and Dahal’s top aides to find a middle path,” said a National Assembly member close to Poudel. “He was on high alert even before Oli and Dahal’s disagreement became public. He was talking to everyone,” added the National Assembly member.

KATHMANDU, April 20: An internal rift within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has reached to its climax after Prime Minister K P Oli unilaterally decided to introduce an ordinance that makes it easy to split the party