UML feud: Oli asks yet another clarification from 27 lawmakers

Kathmandu, April 20

Escalating the internal conflict in the ruling Nepal Communist Party, the party’s chairman Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asked 27 members of the House of Representatives to submit a clarification, accusing them of acting against the party leadership.

Urging them to submit the clarification in three days, Oli has warned of removal from the House member if they would not commit to correcting the mistakes.

Oli said the lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal conducted activities as if they were a different party.

On Monday, Oli had sought clarifications from eight leaders of the rival camp.

These moves come at a time when the party is on the verge of another split with the Nepal-led camp launching a months-long campaign forming parallel committees of sister organisations and district units.

Earlier also, Oli had sought clarifications from Nepal, Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey and Ghanashyam Bhusal for speaking and acting against the party leadership–eventually to suspend them from the party.