Decision of CPN Standing Committee to take disciplinary action against Prime Minister Oli

Kathmandu: The ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has decided to take disciplinary action against party chairman and prime minister KP Sharma Oli.
The proposal will be tabled at a meeting of the Central Committee convened on Tuesday.

A meeting of the CPN (Maoist) Standing Committee held after the President dissolved the parliament on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers has expressed regret over the move of Prime Minister Oli, calling it unconstitutional, undemocratic, autocratic and against the mandate.

Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that party chairman Oli has violated party discipline, the standing committee meeting has decided to recommend disciplinary action to the central committee. An emergency meeting of the Central Committee has been called for this.

The meeting also decided to make former speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara a member of the standing committee. The meeting held at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar was attended by 31 people, including four invited members of the 45-member standing committee.