The rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias ‘Prachanda’ on Friday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli from the post latest by Sunday or get ready to face a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
Nepal’s ruling Communist party has politically split into two factions after Prime Minister Oli dissolved the House on December 20 and announced snap polls.
Later, the Supreme Court overturned Oli’s decision on February 24 and instructed the government to summon the House within 13 days of its verdict.
The two factions led by Oli and Prachanda have been staking claims to the Nepal Communist Party, with both saying they have a majority of members in the Central Committee as well as in the Parliamentary Party.
The infighting between the two factions of the Nepal Communist Party turned nasty after both sides removed top leaders from each other’s factions, thus splitting the party politically.
Later on January 24, Prachanda faction ousted Oli as a general member of the party.
On Thursday, the Prachanda faction wrote to the Parliament Secretariat, urging it not to recognise Oli as the Parliamentary party leader.
As per the directive of the Supreme Court, the government has summoned the House session for Sunday.
A Parliamentary Party meeting of the Prachanda-led faction on Friday decided to seek Oli’s resignation or face a no-confidence motion, Prachanda said after the meeting.