Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has sent Deputy Parliamentary Party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang to meet Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday.
Nembang told Setopati that he met Deuba Sunday morning on Oli's instruction and briefed the main opposition leader about recent political developments. "They say the ruling and the opposition parties should always be in continuous dialogue," Nembang said. "Leaders including Deuba of the opposition party have also been saying there should be discussion and they should also be informed about different issues. PM himself had also met him a few days back."
"I had went to meet Deuba with PM's permission after he asked me to talk with the leader of opposition. There was no solid issue to discuss. He needed to be informed about different issues. I met him and informed," he elaborated. "NC will of course play the role in capacity of a responsible opposition. I urged that it played."
He revealed that Deuba said the dispute is internal matter of CPN and wished for prompt conclusion when I asked if he had any message for PM Oli. "It may be times of internal dispute at times but we must always be in continuous dialogue with the opposition party," he argued when asked why he met the main opposition party at the time of internal dispute in ruling CPN.
Nembang has met Deuba at a time when some CPN leaders are already claiming that Oli sought Deuba's help during the meeting between the two at Baluwatar a day before Oli prorogued the House session.
CPN leaders suspect that Oli, who has been cornered during the ongoing CPN standing committee meeting, proposed with Deuba to form a coalition government if ruling CPN were to split.
Published Date: Sunday, Ashar 21, 2077, 16:38:00