Kathmandu: In a major twist in the political scenario of Nepal, senior leaders of Nepal’s ruling Communist Party asked Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to resign with immediate effect.
They sought PM’s resignation during a standing committee meeting of the party on Tuesday.
The senior leaders cited Oli’s failure over a host of issues as the reason to ask him to step down form the post of Prime Minister. The senior leaders who sought resignation of Oli include former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Madhav Nepal, Jhalnath Khanal and Bamdev Gautam.
According to Himalayan Times, the Standing Committee meeting of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held today got heated up as Oli’s recent controversial statement on India, among other things, were put on table for discussion.
As per reports, Dahal or Gautam are expected to be the next PM of Nepal.
Three days ago, Communist party president Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda had demanded Oli’s resignation while questioning his attempt to pass on the blame to New Delhi.
The reports on Tuesday said that on the third day of the standing committee’s meeting, Oli’s rivals again stressed on the futility of him blaming India.
“There was no point in saying that the Indian state apparatus or embassy was trying to overthrow the government, the leaders said that the party had made him the prime minister and the party could remove him if it wanted to,” ekantipur.com reported.