Running away from meeting cannot resolve internal crisis, Gajurel tells Oli

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KATHMANDU, May 7: Nepal Communist Party Standing Committee member Haribol Gajurel told Prime Minister and chair K P Sharma Oli that running away from the meeting will not resolve the internal crisis that reached a climax after the latter pushed the two controversial ordinances.

As per the demand of the two-third members of the 44-member Standing Committee to summon the meeting, the Secretariat had fixed the meeting on Thursday.

The Secretariat meeting on Wednesday was expected to decide the agendas of the Standing Committee meeting, the responsibility was handed to another Chair Pushpa Kamal Dhahan and General Secretary Bishnu Paudel.

But the Secretariat could not proceed further after the prime minister walked away from the meeting citing “tiredness”, pushing the much-awaited meeting to uncertainty.

After the meeting ended inclusively, Oli and another chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a separate talk and deferred the meeting.

“The Standing Committee meeting should be summoned within 15 days of the demand. The deadline has already passed but the prime minister is running away from the Committee,” Gajurel told Rishi Dhamala.

“Even though the prime minister self-criticized and assured to abide by the party instruction, how can he run away from the demand of the Standing Committee?”

Oli had told the Secretariat that there was no need to hold the Standing Committee meeting since he had already withdrawn the controversial ordinances and, also he was not in the mood to approve Madhav Kumar Nepal’s proposal of “one person one post” model.

“The model of one person one post is not a new agenda. The issue is on discussion since the unification,” Gajurel said.

“We have sought clarification from the prime minister for introducing the ordinances and the damages it brought to the party,” Gajurel said, “which is why the Standing Committee meeting should be summoned.”