Oli mocked his opponents — Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal who jointly head a rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party — for distributing sweets after the court verdict.
While Oli continues to be the chairman of the NCP that unilaterally controls the government, the Prachanda-Nepal faction of the NCP has more MPs and enjoys a majority within the party's central secretariat, steering committee and the central committee.
Gyanendra Shah’s assertion comes at a time when infighting among political parties that had worked together to dethrone the monarchy is leading to political instability in the country. This has resulted in an upswing in the former king’s popularity.
It said that the former RBG Brigadier Thinley Tobgay allegedly had “illegally obtained some documents from the RBA on the procurement of United Nation vehicles” and was attempting to use the documents to “undermine the COO”.
The Supreme Court has been hearing legal challenges to Oli’s dissolution of Parliament. The Election Commission has been urged by the rival NCP faction to recognise it as the real NCP.
Addressing the crowd made up of supporters of the Oli-led faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, the Prime Minister said he has been focusing on strengthening Nepal, and that his decision to go for early election was aimed at seeking a stable government.
The protests were triggered by decision of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to make the appointments to the posts without going through the mandatory parliamentary processes.
Oli is known for shunning temples, and has publicly stated that god does not exist, and "if there was ever any God, it was Karl Marx alone".
Oli, a Communist, went to the temple with his wife Radhika Shakya and performed a “special puja” for one hour, according temple sources.
Oli and Bhandari also told the Chinese team that Nepal did not need any outside help to handle the crisis.
Her meeting with Prachanda comes two days after her meeting with Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
As US President-elect Joe Biden continues to fill his government structure in a way that will “look like the country”, at least 25 Indian Americans are set to hold roles in the new administration, with at least 15 in key policy positions.
The Central Committee unanimously nominated senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the party's second chairman in place of Oli. Prachanda is the first chairman of the party.
The members of the council are the Prime Minister, Chief Justice, Speaker, Deputy Speaker, Leader of the Opposition and Chairman of the Upper House.
Prachanda refused to withdraw the resolution, saying that he is willing to accept the rejection of the letter and its contents through a debate and via the majority opinion in the standing committee.
The overlapping sentiments by three former presidents come as the US recorded more than 3,100 COVID-19 deaths in a single day.
RSN leader Keshar Bahadur Bista, who led a rally in which slogans like “monarchy must return to save the country” and “country above party” were heard, said Nepal had become a country of many kings since the ouster of King Gyanendra ten years ago.
US biotechnology firm Moderna announced on Monday that the analysis of the Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate “indicates” it is 94.1 per cent effective against Covid-19 infection, and 100 per cent effective in preventing severe cases of the illness.
The reprieve came following a two-hour long meeting between Oli and Chinese ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, on Tuesday night, as well as an intervention by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
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The agreement is being as a timely signal to China, when Indian and Chinese soldiers are locked in a stand-off at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh.
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