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Nepal PM KP Oli asked to leave during party meeting, he blames India

The dissension against Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is rising within his own party with fresh demands for his resignations made in a standing committee meeting of the ruling Communist Party, according to local news reports published on Tuesday.

Thehimalayantimes.com reported that party’s co-chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders including Madhav Nepal, Jhala Nath Khanal and Bamdev Gautam asked Oli to quit citing his government’s alleged failure in handling several issues and accused him of using diversionary tactics such as playing the India card to cover up the shortcomings.

“As things progressed, party co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked PM Oli to quit owing to the government’s gross, all-round incompetence, according to a source close to Dahal. Many NCP (NCP) leaders came down heavily on PM Oli for failing to deliver as well as for applying diversion tactics to fend off criticisms,” said a report in thehimalayantimes.com.

The Nepali news website added that the Oli’s rival faction is “hell bent” to force him to either quit the Prime Ministerial post or the position of party co-chair. It said that Oli again raised the India issue to wriggle out of the tight corner he was forced into over other domestic issues.

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