In a dramatic turn of political events in the Himalayan Kingdom, The rival faction of the Nepal Communist Party has removed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli from the party, reported ANI. The action comes after threat to expel Oli earlier. The rival faction in- fact took to the streets for the second time in less than a month to protest against his decision to dissolve the Parliament on December 20 last year.
The splinter group has been calling for fresh elections for April and May this year.
“Today’s Central Committee Meeting which conveyed at Paris Danda [party headquarters] decided to remove KP Sharma Oli from the party,” said Narayankaji Shrestha, spokesperson of the rival faction. “He no longer holds even a simple membership of the Nepal Communist Party.”
The move came after the rival faction led by former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” and Madhav Kumar Nepal had sought an explanation from Oli as to why he should not be removed from the party for making unconstitutional decisions.