Dahal brings up power-sharing issue again

Kathmandu,May 31 : A fresh debate on power-sharing within the ruling Nepal Communist Party has surfaced on social media platforms as a section of leaders within the party circulated a five-point agreement reportedly signed before the merger of the two communist entities to form the NCP a year ago.

In a televised interview broadcast on Wednesday on Prime Television, Dahal brought up the five-point agreement signed between him and Oli a day before the unification of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) and the CPN-UML to form the Nepal Communist Party (NCP). The fourth point of the agreement states that the co-chairs will lead the government for equal periods of time.

Given that the party received a five-year term last elections, government leadership should’ve been divided equally between Oli and Dahal at two-and-a-half years each. Oli has already been in office for 15 months, and if the agreement is abided by, he only has 15 more months to go.

In the interview, Dahal said that nobody would be spared, not even himself, if the agreement is violated. Experts say that Dahal was throwing a warning to Oli and added that there was a certain misunderstanding between them.


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