Koirala meets Oli, tells him to step down

Bam Dev Gautam


KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Nepali Congress leader Dr. Shekhar Koirala have met on Thursday.

According to sources, Oli had called Koirala to Baluwatar, and the two leaders who share a quite good relationship, discussed the current political scenario, government’s activities and competitions within their respective parties.

As soon as Koirala met Oli, he asked the prime minister to step down on the moral ground as there have been a lot of dissatisfaction around, according to Koirala’s aide Dinesh Thapaliya.

In reply, Oli told Koirala that asking resignation is a part of the opposition party’s job, and expressed dissatisfaction saying his own party members are driven to sideline him and put him in difficulty.

“It is normal you are asking me to step down. But, here my own friends tell me enough,” Thapaliya said quoting Oli.

Koirala also opined that the constitution should not be amended making an upper house member eligible to head the government.

The two leaders also discussed the recent Gokul Baskota’s audiotape controversy.