Political uncettanity gripped Kathmndu s Nepal’s ruling Communist party formally split on Sundy with the faction led by the dissident leader Pushpa Kumar Dahal, popularly known as Prachanda, expelling Prime Minister K P Shrma Oli from the party.
Oli’s ‘expulsion’ comes after a prolonged squabbling in the party with the factions led by Oli and Prachanda hitting out and expelling rival members.
Prachanda group has expelled Oli for ‘anti-party’ activities.
Earlier the Oli faction had expelled Prachanda’s close associate and party spokesperson Narayan Kazi Shrestha.
Prachanda group had asked Oli to give clarification in 3 days for his “anti-party activities. After getting no response from Oli today we have decided to withdraw from the party's ordinary membership,” Prachanda faction announced.
The squabbling within the Communist Party has been going on for months; both the factions expelled each other’ members. Prachanda was also removed from the post of executive chairman.
Oli had become controversial with his open leanings towards China and his embarrassing stand against India. Initially, it looked fine with China announcing investments in the Himalayan nation Gradually as China began to usurp its territory and also its ambassador started interference in the domestic affairs, particularly the running of the Communist party, alarm bells started ringing in Kathmandu.