Ruling party Standing Committee meeting postponed yet againA leader says meeting unlikely anytime soon as difference continue between Oli and Dahal.
The ongoing Standing Committee meeting of Nepal Communist Party has been postponed again until Friday. The meeting was supposed to convene this afternoon.
Party central committee member Bishnu Rijal said that the scheduled Standing Committee meeting has been postponed until Friday without giving any details about postponement of the meeting.
It seems until Oli and Dahal iron out their differences, the meeting is unlikely to take place, according to another Standing Committee member.
"It does not look like the Standing Committee meeting will be held until the leaders reach a deal as both have maintained their positions," said the member.
Dahal has been demanding that Oli resign both as party chair and prime minister while the latter has refused.
On Tuesday, during the one-on-one meeting, Oli and Dahal had agreed to resume the meeting.
The meeting commenced first on June 25 after 20 Standing Committee members called on the party high command to call the meeting to discuss various issues related to boundary dispute with India, government’s failure to handle Covid-19 and increasing cases of corruption in different sectors and other issues related to party unity among others.
The meeting was postponed twice earlier in order to seek consensus between Oli and Dahal. Oli and Dahal are meeting almost every day to minimize the differences but they have not been able to find a common ground.