As Nepal PM moves against party rebels, Chinese envoy meets top leaders

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China’s ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, renewed her lively diplomacy as Prime Minister Okay P Sharma Oli moved decisively in the direction of expelling distinguished rebels in his Communist Party of Nepal – Unified Marxist Leninist (UML).

Hou met two former prime ministers — Madhav Kumar Nepal, Oli’s arch rival within the UML, and Maoist party chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda — at their residences individually. The transfer is regarded as an try to hold the Left forces collectively.

Her assembly with Madhav Nepal coincided with Oli’s choice to concern showcause notices to 4 distinguished leaders of the UML, together with Nepal, Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey and Ghanshyam Bhushal. The notices have been seen as a preliminary step to expel them from the party on disciplinary grounds.

A letter signed by UML secretary-general and Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel has warned that additional motion will probably be taken against leaders not furnishing “satisfactory” responses inside a three-day deadline.

Madhav Nepal and his followers have been accused of holding separate conferences against the instruction of the party management.

Despite China’s initiatives, the Nepal Communist Party that had been shaped with the merge of the UML and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoists) two years in the past stands dissolved following an order of the Supreme Court, with the 2 constituents retaining their pre-merger identification.

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