CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has pointed at the need to be careful about those who try to incite the intra-party feud with fellow Chairman and Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli.
"We should be vigilant about those who come to us leaders and say Dahal should not be spared while others come to incite me saying Oli should not be spared. You all should warn us about that," Dahal said addressing a program organized by the party in Chitwan on Sunday.
The ruling party is currently mired in internal dispute with an overwhelming majority seeking resignation of Oli. The standing committee meeting has been stopped with the warring chairmen failing to reach agreement.
It has most recently been postponed until Friday citing floods and landslides. Dahal has gone to his home district Chitwan to take stock of situation during the break.
"We must keep the party united. Nobody is a anti-national broker or a great nationalist. We all faced the Indian blockade together. We all issued the new map together. I while speaking in the standing committee meeting and others, everyone have thanked the government and comrade Oli. You gave official recognition to the map in capacity of a PM. Is nationalism an issue for sloganeering?" he asked hinting toward those taking to the streets in support of Oli and taking digs at him.
Oli's supporters have recently taken to the streets demanding that he should be kept PM to make nationalism stronger. They have been trying to paint Dahal an anti-nationalist trying to topple the government at behest of India. Oli himself recently has claimed that India has been plotting to oust him even as the internal dispute in the party is escalating.
"What is this thing about sloganeering inside the party? I, therefore, repeat once again this party will not be allowed to be divided. The party will be united. You all may have to regret later if you run here and there now."
He also repeated his grievance with Oli for not allowing him to function as the executive chairman. "The role of executive chairman could not be implemented properly."
Published Date: Sunday, Ashar 28, 2077, 14:41:00