Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli.

Amid a power tussle within the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday recommended the dissolution of the House of Representatives of the Federal Parliament at an emergency Cabinet meeting.

The recommendation to dissolve the House came two years prior to its term.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting this morning at his residence after talks with party co-chairman and dissident leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda failed.

It will now be forwarded to President Bidya Devi Bhandari for approval and effect.

Former Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal said Oli will pay the price for taking this ‘extreme and unconstitutional act’ without taking the party into confidence.

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