Oli, Dahal call secretariat meeting, speaker candidate likely to be finalized today

Oli, Dahal

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party K P Sharma Oli, also prime minister, and Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called a meeting of the party secretariat today afternoon.

The chairmen duo called the secretariat meeting following a one-to-one discussion on speaker candidate.

The meeting, scheduled for 4 pm today afternoon, will discuss the speaker election and expected to pick a name as the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) is set to resume on Monday.

The HoR meeting has been put off time and again since the start of the winter session a month ago due to row over the selection of new speaker within the party.