Tuesday, 23 July, 2024

NCP fixes work division for two chairs


By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Sept. 12: The Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Friday concluded by endorsing the report presented by the two chairmen of the party.
The report was a roadmap to settle the problems surfaced in the party for the past four months.
The meeting today has formally finalised the work division between the two chairmen, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachadna’, allowing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to run the government independently, and the latter to exercise all executive power to handle the party.
The report prepared by the two chairmen, Prime Minister Oli and ‘Prachanda’, was endorsed by the Standing Committee meeting today, said party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha after the meeting.
On Wednesday, the chairmen duo had prepared the proposal based on the report submitted by the six-member taskforce formed earlier to settle the intra-party rift.
Spokesperson Shrestha said, “The Standing Committee meeting had agreed to allow PM Oli to run the government independently on the basis of the established guidelines of the party.”
“Similarly, Prachanda will be given the responsibility of the party chairman with all executive power. He will call the party meeting, implement party decision and focus mainly on party affairs,” he said.
He further added that the party leaders would not interfere in the day to day functioning of the government.
“However, adhering to party’s guidelines, holding consultation in the party Secretariat and reaching an agreement between the two chairs are mandatory before taking any decision on the issues of national importance,” he said.
Likewise, the meeting also decided that before unveiling any government’s policy and bills, consultation should be done in the party central secretariat, he added.
Shrestha said the meeting also decided to hold the party general convention in Kathmandu from April 6-12 next year.
“For the preparation of the general convention, the meeting decided to call the meeting of the party’s central working committee from October 31- November 2,” he said.
Shrestha said, “The meeting has decided to keep the party unified and strengthen the party unity by running it as per the norms and values of the party and by correcting the past mistakes.”
Furthermore, the meeting also agreed to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact from the parliament after making necessary amendments to it, said Shrestha.
The amendment would be done through consultation within the party and based on the report submitted by the taskforce led by senior party leader Jhala Nath Khanal, he said.
The party will soon take a decision on the MCC, he added.
“The meeting has also decided to forward the political and diplomatic approaches to get back the territory of Lipulek, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura, encroached by India and safeguard
the sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Shrestha.
Appreciating the work done by the government so far to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting called for the national unity to battle against the pandemic, he said.
“The meeting has decided to boost the morale of the health professionals and other frontline workers who are waging the battle against COVID-19 by addressing their problems.”
In the beginning of the meeting, Prime Minister Oli said “The meeting today will resolve all the outstanding intra-party disputes surfaced in the party. From today, the party unity will reach a newer height.”
Shrestha said that the Prime Minister also said that the meeting was an answer to those national and international forces, which were trying to split the party and weaken the party unity.
Similarly, chairman Prachanda said that the meeting had succeeded to prepare a base to make the party intuitionally strong and transform it ideologically.
Prior to the meeting, the proposal prepared by the chairmen duo was sent to some Standing Committee members for consultation.
Shrestha said that 13 Standing Committee members, including Madhav Kumar Nepal, Dev Gurung, Bhim Rawal, Khanal and Shrestha himself among others had presented their views in the meeting.