UML feud: Oli and Nepal form a task force to prepare a deal


Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal commissioned a 10-member task force on Sunday in an effort to end the CPN-months-long UML ‘s internal dispute.

Five leaders from both factions make up the team. According to Nepal, the task force will prepare a deal between the two sides that will effectively return the party to its pre-May 2018 status, when it was not unified with the then-CPN-Maoist Centre.

Subas Nembang, Bishnu Paudel, Shankar Pokhrel, Pradeep Gyawali, and Bishnu Rimal represent the Oli side, while Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey, Ghanashyam Bhusal, Raghuji Panta, and Gokarna Bista represent Nepal.

As soon as the Supreme Court restored the UML party to its pre-2018 status, Oli, as party chair, began making changes in the party organization, such as removing leaders from their positions and inducting Maoist leaders who supported him into the party. In response to Oli’s move, the Nepalese side had been carrying out parallel activities.

The side has recently ceased its parallel activities, with Oli withdrawing the suspension of the four leaders after the disgruntled faction threatened to resign from the House of Representatives. If the leaders leave the House, the opposition will have an opportunity to depose Oli.

As a result, the two parties are preparing to reach a compromise.