Rift widens as Prachanda convenes Standing Committee meeting in Nepal without PM Oli


Nepal's ruling communist party leaders on Tuesday once again failed to negotiate a power-sharing deal between Oli and executive chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who convened a meeting of the powerful Standing Committee despite the former's decision to postpone it, thus highlighting a widening rift in the party.

Prachanda and some senior leaders barged into the Prime Minister's official residence at Baluwatar at around 11 am for the scheduled meeting of the 45-member Standing Committee of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to iron out the differences between the two warring factions.