The factions of both Prime Minister (PM) and CPN Chairman KP Sharma Oli, and that of another Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have started signature campaign among the party lawmakers.
A lawmaker close to the Dahal-Nepal faction told Setopati that the faction has started signature campaign after becoming aware of such campaign by Oli. Oli held a meeting of lawmakers close to him at Baluwatar earlier on the day and started signature campaign in his support.
The lawmaker added that the Dahal-Nepal faction has also called lawmakers, who are outside the Kathmandu Valley, to come to Kathmandu.
"We are being asked to sign by both the camps," a lawmaker, who claimed he has not signed for any camp yet, said. "I may have to sign for one of the camps by tomorrow."
Another leader of the Dahal-Nepal faction stated that the camp has demanded standing committee meeting more than that of parliamentary party. The faction has clear majority in party organs including standing committee and central committee.
The leader claims that the faction also has majority in the parliamentary party.
Internal dynamics in the ruling party is very fluid in recent times with CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal allying to oust Oli from Baluwatar.
A majority of standing committee members have urged the two chairman to convene standing committee meeting to review the government's performance.
Oli is trying to win over disgruntled lawmakers from Dahal-Nepal faction to forge a majority in the parliamentary party, according to a leader close to Oli.
The party has called a secretariat meeting for Wednesday evening and leaders of both the factions are holding discussions to formulate strategy for the secretariat meeting.
Published Date: Wednesday, Baisakh 17, 2077, 16:52:00