The meeting between Chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, held today at the PM’s residence, Baluwatar, to end the intra-party feud has ended on a positive note.
The meeting that kicked off at 12:00 in the afternoon was ongoing 45 minutes, informed Chairman Prachanda’s press advisor, Bishnu Prasad Sapkota ‘Jugal’. The Chairmen duo are working to forge a consensus, he added.
Meanwhile, the meeting of NCP Standing Committee, which has been postponed consequently, has been scheduled for 11:00 AM on July 28. “The Chairmen are expected to sort out their differences and strike a consensus before the Standing Committee meeting,” said a NCP Standing Committee member.
Although the Standing Committee meeting has been delayed by one week, the NCP Chairmen, PM Oli and Prachanda have not been able to sit for a compact meeting.
Prior to this, the NCP Chairmen were reported to have agreed to call an ‘early’ General Convention in December and even the President was briefed on it. The reported agreement has become a point of disagreement with Chairman Prachanda saying he was made to reach the President’s office for a different purpose and thus dismissing any agreement there.
Although the Chairmen have been trying to sort out their differences applying different angles, they have not been able to make a concrete agreement yet, said the Chairmen’s secretariat.