KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Arguing that the political paper presented earlier by Executive Chairman Dahal was against the principle and values of the communist party, Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) K P Oli, who is also the prime minister, has demanded scrapping the political paper presented earlier by Dahal in the party’s Secretariat meeting.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Expressing concern over the efforts being made by the rival faction within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to oust prime minister through the decisions of the party’s Secretariat and Standing Committee, a group of civil society leaders have reminded that no head of the government can be ousted without decision of the ruling party’s parliamentary party.

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 23: Stating that his resignation was sought as “some people were scared by the popularity of the current government”, Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the current government will not change in any circumstances. Prime Minister Oli also termed those making allegations that his government did nothing as “a bunch of jobless people seeking to bring instability in the country.”

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi held a meeting with executive chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter's residence in Khumaltar Monday morning.

NCP cadres allegedly close to Prime Minister Oli obstruct program attended by rival faction leader Pandey in Chitwan on Saturday.

NCP won’t split: Vice-chairman Gautam

November 21, 2020 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Vice-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam has said that the party will not split though the party has been facing intraparty rifts in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Bishnu Poudel, the general secretary of Nepal Communist Party (NCP), has urged the party’s Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to withdraw his political document and present a joint document prepared by both Oli and Dahal at the party's next Secretariat meeting which has been scheduled for November 28.

The visit comes in the wake of Chinese government mouthpiece - Global Times - accusing forces within Nepal and beyond of provoking Nepal against China over what it said was a ‘fabricated’ border encroachment in Humla district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Giving a new twist to the intraparty conflict, chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Oli, who is also the prime minister, has said that Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal should resign from his position if the allegations he has made against Oli in a political paper presented at the Secretariat meeting are proved wrong.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Amid growing intra-party rift in the ruling Nepal Communist Party due to faction feud, Chairperson of the NCP and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Wednesday that he will present a separate political document during a meeting of the party’s Secretariat scheduled for November 28.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Amid growing intra-party conflict within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, who is also the chairman of the NCP, has called a cabinet meeting at 2 pm.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Friday concluded after finalizing the agenda for its next meeting.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: After denial to call the party's Secretariat meeting, for weeks, Prime Minister K P Oli, who is also the party's chairman, has agreed to call the Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) for Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Executive chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Pushpa Kamal Dahal is currently holding a meeting with the other chairperson of the party and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Prime Minister KP Oli is visiting the Kimathanka area on Wednesday even as his party’s Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called a Secretariat meeting without his consent.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Two task force members close to Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Executive Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have abstained from a meeting called by Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also one of the two chairmen of the party.

PM Oli invites taskforce members for discussions to bridge growing differences with rival faction

KATHMANDU, Nov 7:Five of the nine Secretariat members of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have sought the consent of Prime Minister KP Oli, who is also the party’s chairman, to hold the Secretariat meeting at the earliest to resolve various differences seen within the party.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) is already reached the point of split and that only a formal announcement is due now, according to a top NCP leader.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Leaders close to Prime Minister KP Oli have chosen to boycott a secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) called by its executive chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Executive chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an ‘informal’ meeting of the party’s Secretariat on Friday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: A meeting between the two chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ended inconclusively on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Hinting at recent media reports that rival faction leaders within the party are preparing to oust him from power, Prime Minister K P Oli has alleged that a section of people in the country is trying to bring instability in the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: General Secretary of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bishnu Poudel said on Sunday that his party is currently facing “a serious existential crisis”.

Two ministers said to be close to PM Oli being replaced

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Amid growing rift between the top leaders within the party over some of the decisions taken by Prime Minister K P Oli, Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed holding the party's Secretariat meeting at the earliest to resolve the disputes seen in the party in recent days.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Amid growing rift between the top leaders within the party over some of the decisions taken by Prime Minister K P Oli, Chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed holding the party's Secretariat meeting at the earliest to resolve the disputes seen in the party in recent days.

Oli, Dahal meet at Baluwatar

October 31, 2020 15:56 pm

The two chairmen of the ruling NCP have seen each other after 11 days

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The Central Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party which was scheduled to be held from October 31 to November 2 has been postponed for a month owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NCP calls off tea reception

October 27, 2020 18:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has cancelled this year’s tea reception.

Either make evidence of corruption public or apologize, NCP spokesperson Shrestha tells former PM Bhattarai

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 13

October 13, 2020 06:00 am

In case you missed them, here are some of the major developments that took place in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The plan of Prime Minister K P Oli to bring a reshuffle in the cabinet has failed to materialize as differences continue to persist between PM Oli and the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal over the ministerial candidates.

Republica Morning Brief: Oct 4

October 5, 2020 06:00 am

Bhaktapur Police on Sunday apprehended two young men on the charge of gangraping a 17-year-old girl in Bhaktapur. The arrestees include Nir Kumar Khadka, 22, of Chautara Sangachowk Gadhi Municipality-10 and Surya Shrestha, 21, of Jugal Rural Municipality-4, Pantang in Sindhupalchowk. The police have been searching for some other people who were also involved in the crime.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The Secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) scheduled for Saturday afternoon has been put off for Sunday. The meeting is expected to dwell on the recent political appointments and other issues related to the party’s organizational unity.

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.