Dahal said Oli had agreed to withdraw the ordinance issued to amend key provisions of the Constitutional Council Act.
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The intra-party dispute reached a new high after PM Oli last week abruptly issued an Ordinance with the provision allowing the Constitutional Council (CC) to make a decision with the support of the majority.
The CC Act, earlier, required the presence of four members – Prime Minister, leader of the main opposition party, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Chairman of the National Assemly (Upper House) to take a decision through consensus.
PM Oli, last Tuesday, unilaterally brought the ordinance, which was authenticated by President Bidya Devi Bhandari hastily.
Dahal said if Oli did not withdraw the ordinance, the party would take another step to censure him. Khatiwada said Dahal did not elaborate on his next move, but hinted that lawmakers close to him would again urge the president to call a special session of Parliament.
Another senior leader of the NCP Madhav Kumar Nepal also addressed party leaders and cadres. He said the current feud in the party was to restore party norms and values and not allow anybody to defy party rules and decisions. Nepal said Oli had a tendency not to recognise the role and values of other leaders and that was at the root of the current feud.