Recent remarks by Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli that efforts are being made to oust him after his government redesigned the political map of Nepal have backfired, as the top leaders of the ruling Nepalese Communist Party have called for his resignation Tuesday.
As soon as the powerful meeting of the Standing Committee of the ruling party began on Tuesday at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” criticized KP Oli for the remarks he made on Sunday .
“The Prime Minister’s remarks that India was plotting to send him back were neither politically correct nor diplomatically appropriate,” he said.
“Such a statement by the Prime Minister could damage our relations with the neighbor,” he warned.
Prime Minister KP Oli said on Sunday that there have been different types of activities in “embassies and hotels” to remove him from power. He said some Nepalese leaders were also involved in the match.
It was not appropriate for the Prime Minister to accuse the southern neighbor and his own party leaders, a senior party official said, quoting Prachanda at the meeting.
Besides top leader Prachanda, top leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, Vice President Bamdev Gautam and spokesman Narayankaji Shrestha also asked Prime Minister Oli to provide evidence of his accusations and asked him to resign, did he declare.
They said the Prime Minister should resign on moral grounds after making such “non-diplomatic and non-political remarks”. However, KP Oli, who was also present at the meeting, made no comments.
Prachanda has repeatedly spoken of the lack of coordination between the government and the party and has emphasized a “one man one position” system to be followed by the Nepalese Communist Party.
It is not the first time that senior leaders have asked Prime Minister KP Oli to resign from his post. Also in April, KP Oli was asked to resign from his post.