Nepal PM expelled
Published: 10:22 AM, 25 January 2021 Updated: 11:33 AM, 25 January 2021
K. P. Sharma Oli; Photo: Collected
Nepal’s Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli has been expelled from his party, the Communist Party, for allegedly violating discipline. It was implemented within 48 hours of the opposition threatening to cancel Oli’s membership.
“His membership has been revoked,” the spokesperson of the Communist Party, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, confirmed to news agency ANI.
According to the Kathmandu Post, Oli was ousted by the ruling party on Sunday amid political unrest over the dissolution of parliament. Oli is no longer a member of the team.
Oli became prime minister when a coalition of NCP and former Maoist revolutionaries came to power in Nepal after winning elections three years ago. Oli and revolutionary leader Pushpa Kumar Dahal alias Prachanda shared the five-year term of their rule as per the preconditions.
However, Oli refused to hand over power to Prachanda at the specified time, ignoring the condition, resulting in extreme disagreement between the two groups.
“No one should be under the impression that the NCP would bow down to KP Oli. It will never happen as we do politics on the basis of value and beliefs,” said Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
Former Maoist revolutionaries have also accused the Oli government of corruption. Opposition groups have been vocal with the government’s failure over the tackle of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
Oli also lashed out at the opposition for increasing its proximity to China, ignoring India’s friendship.