As ruling party standoff continues, over 150 members demand Central Committee meeting
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Kathmandu, July 30 -- As Nepal Communist Party chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal cross swords over the party system and government functioning, as many as 152 central members have demanded a meeting of the Central Working Committee "as soon as possible", in an indication that the ruling party is in for more trouble.
The faction led by Dahal, backed by senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal, has been demanding that Oli step down as party chair right away. Oli, however, has refused to budge from his stance.
After the Dahal faction unilaterally held a meeting with the majority of Standing Committee members at Baluwatar on Tuesday despite Oli's insistence that the meeting be postponed, things have taken an ugly ...
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