KATHMANDU, Sept 22: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has decided to reshuffle the cabinet at the earliest possible date to ensure the effective functioning of the government.

The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) secretariat has decided to nominate the party’s vice-chairperson Bamdev Gautam as a member of the National Assembly. Narayan Kaji Shrestha and few other NCP leaders who had lost the election have already been nominated to the National Assembly. People have voiced strong objections to such nominations, jeopardizing the legitimacy of the Assembly itself. People are talking of the Assembly as a place to settle the rejected political leaders.

Unity General Convention to be held in April, 2021

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Chairman duo of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) K P Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have agreed to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact through parliament after making necessary amendments to the agreement.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who lost to the then Naya Shakti Party candidate Dr Baburam Bhattarai in the parliamentary election for the House of Representatives (HoR) in 2017 from Gorkha Constituency 2, was later elected as a National Assembly (NA) member.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: A cabinet meeting is currently underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, according to Prime Minister KP Oli’s Press Adviser Surya Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has convened on Monday after a hiatus of almost a month following an agreement between two top leaders not to raise the issue of the resignation of Prime Minister K P Oli.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: A six-member task force has been formed in a bid to settle the intraparty rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Prime Minister K P Oli and Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal Dahal have agreed to hold another round of talks on Monday as almost three-hour long meeting on Sunday failed to resolve the differences between the two leaders.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that overlooking the bad intentions and ideologies prevailing in the party is not possible in the name of maintaining unity.

KATHMANDU, July 31: With the start of an ‘ideological polarization’ among the leaders of the erstwhile CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) which merged to form the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), the embattled Prime Minister K P Oli has grown stronger within the ruling party in recent days.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been postponed till 1 am Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been deferred yet again as the top leaders of the party work on resolving intra-party disputes over power sharing.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) scheduled for 11 am has been deferred till 3 pm as Prime Minister K P Oli and Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have decided to hold further discussions to resolve the intra-party disputes.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The intra-party dispute within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has shown no sign of abetting after the rival factions led by Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal asked Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to step down from the post of the country’s top executive.

KATHMANDU, July 10: A group of civil society leaders have urged the political parties and their leaders to pursue their agenda only through the parliamentary route, with full transparency.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been postponed yet again. The meeting was scheduled for 11 am on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Saturday that the ruling Nepal Communist Party is facing a grave crisis while indicating that the party may split soon.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), KP Sharma Oli, who earlier faced criticism within his party for skipping the party's crucial ongoing Standing Committee meeting on Friday, attended the meeting on Saturday, but briefly.

KATHMANDU, June 20: A Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party is scheduled to take place on Saturday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The Nepal Communist Party’s (NCP) intra-party dispute that seemingly came to an end has surfaced again after Prime Minister and the party's Chairman KP Sharma Oli expressed his unwillingness to convene a meeting of the party's Standing Committee.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat has decided to elect the party's Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam to the House of Representatives “at an appropriate time”.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Amid growing intra-party rifts, a meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Secretariat is taking place this evening.

Worst is yet to come

April 30, 2020 16:21 pm

Until April 20, when the government issued two infamous ordinances to change the existing laws regarding political parties and the constitutional council, before the alleged “abduction” of a lawmaker to break a fringe party apart became public, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli still had something to fall back on. Because he has had a critical kidney transplant surgery recently, there was some sympathy for him. The Covid-19 pandemic, which is ravaging the world, was overshadowing the issues of government accountability. There was a space for him to rethink the way he is governing.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The central secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) ended without consensus between the two rival factions on the issue of two ordinances forwarded by the government to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, April 20: An emergency meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party's central secretariat is taking place shortly.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Federal Parliament's Parliamentary Hearing Committee has proceeded ahead with the hearing of the proposed ambassador to the People's Republic of China, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has condemned an explosion of an improvised explosive device (IED) near the private residence of former Minister Gokul Prasad Baskota at Bhaktapur this morning.

Bungling on MCC

March 10, 2020 11:00 am

Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders look headed toward scuttling the 500 million dollar American grant largely on the basis of misinformation and rhetoric. NCP has remained a divided house on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant assistance of the US government. While a section of leaders, mostly representing former UML, has stood in favour of endorsing MCC agreement from the parliament, those aligned with former Maoist faction seem resolutely opposed to the idea. It was hoped that the task force formed by NCP to study the matter and make the recommendations to the government would come up with the needed solution. It did not. As a matter fact, the task force, which submitted its recommendations to the government on February 21, seems to have made the matters worse, when it suggested that the government should not endorse MCC without revising the contract.  The government has been hesitant to even start deliberations on MCC after the task force submitted its report.

CHITWAN, March 8: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has asked the party cadres not to get disturbed from the minor misunderstandings surfaced at the party's top leadership.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal today visited Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) and wished him good health, said Prime Minister's press advisor Surya Thapa.

KATHMANDU, March 5: With the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) unable to fill one of the 19 National Assembly seats, 18 newly-elected upper house members attended the parliament meeting on Wednesday.

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, Feb 25: Parliamentarian Sarita Giri on Tuesday accused the ruling Nepal Communist Party of promoting corruption in the country.

POKHARA, Feb 25: Prime Minister KP Oli has accused opposition forces of inciting leaders within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to make the current government unsuccessful.

LISBON, Feb 24:  Minister for Foreign Affairs and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) standing committee member Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said no one is excused for indulging in corruption and illegal commission game.

SURKHET, Feb 24: Chairperson of Rashtriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Kamal Thapa, today said ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has unnecessarily picked disputes regarding the US Millennium Challenge Corporation, thus creating unnecessary doubts about the project.

PM Oli in Pokhara

February 24, 2020 14:41 pm

POKHARA, Feb 24: Chairman of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has arrived Pokhara to attend a training of the party.

PM Oli and chairman Dahal meet

February 24, 2020 13:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) chairman KP Sharma Oli and another chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' have held a meeting at former's official residence at Baluwatar this morning.

CHITWAN, Feb 22: Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to be funded by the US government would be endorsed after making necessary amendments.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Taskforce formed to study on a grant scheme by the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is likely to submit its report to the chairperson duo KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal later today.

ITAHARI, Feb 18: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to celebrate his birthday at his birthplace at Iwa of Aathrai rural municipality in Tehrathum district on Falgun 11 (February 23, 2020).

BHARATPUR, Feb 14: Nepal Communist Party chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Thursday inaugurated the newly-constructed 'Umbrella Street' at Bharatpur metropolis-22, Patihani.

HETAUDA, Feb 12: Rameshwor Phuyal has been appointed the physical infrastructure development minister for the Bagmati state government.

ITAHARI, Feb 6: The position of Whip of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of province 1 has been vacant for ten months.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Newly-appointed British Ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt paid a courtesy call on Nepal Communist Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Prime Minister and Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chair KP Sharma Oli has claimed no party other than the ruling NCP can work in an objective manner for justice, equality and prosperity.

GULMI, Feb 4: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said whatever things have come out regarding the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) have come in an exaggerated and sponsored way.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Concluding that many leaders of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have amassed property illegally and are involved in corruption, a section of leaders of the party has strongly demanded that all their leaders disclose their property details. Also, they have demanded that the party form a powerful commission to probe their property.