The Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli was removed by the rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) amid increasing political unrest following his decision to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament.
According to the rival faction’s spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha, Nepal PM Oli no longer remains a member of the party.
“Today’s Central Committee Meeting which was held at Paris Danda decided to remove KP Sharma Oli from the party. He no longer holds even a simple membership of the Nepal Communist Party,” Mr Shrestha told ANI.
The moves come after the splinter group under the leadership of former Prime Ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal had asked Mr Oli for a reply as to why he shouldn’t be removed from the party for making unconstitutional decisions.
The faction had handed over a letter to the Nepal Prime Minister’s residence over a decision to seek clarification. However, Mr. Oli did not respond to the letter.