CPN leaders have demanded serious discussion on the claims of Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli that India is trying to topple his government.
CPN Chairman Puhspa Kamal Dahal, senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal and Vice-Chairman Bam Dev Gautam have raised the issue during the ongoing standing committee meeting on Tuesday, according to a standing committee member participating in the meeting.
"The PM's claims are not trivial. This should be seriously discussed and the PM should provide information," the member quoted the three as saying. "The meeting is moving forward in a far serious vein than you are thinking from the outside," the member added.
PM Oli, who did not attend the meeting on Friday, is present right from the beginning today.
Addressing a program organized in Baluwatar on Sunday to mark the birth anniversary of Madan Bhandari, PM Oli had claimed the media and intellectual discourse in Delhi, activities of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu and meetings in hotels show what is being done to remove him.
"My government was earlier toppled after signing transit agreement with China but we have majority now. Nobody should think of removing KP Oli who has showed temerity to issue map by claiming our territory," he stated. "Let those who are trying try. Nobody should be in a haste. I don’t want to remain with responsibility of PM. But there will be nobody to speak for Nepal if I were to leave now. It's not for today but for tomorrow. Not for me but the country."
Oli's comments sent ripples through the ruling party with leaders claiming that he himself has made his resignation an agenda of the ongoing standing committee meeting.
Published Date: Tuesday, Ashar 16, 2077, 14:56:00