As Communist Party heads for a split, Chinese ambassador meets Nepal’s President

New Delhi, Dec 23: Days after a recommendation was made to dissolve Nepal’s parliament, Chinese ambassador Hou Yanqi called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the presidential palace Shital Niwas.

The meeting took place two days after the President signed off on Prime Minister K P Oli Sharma’s recommendation to dissolve Parliament. Oli’s decision to dissolve Parliament would given him a smooth run up to the elections and he would also split the Nepal Communist Party. 

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Stay away from my party’s politics: Oli tells Chinese envoy

New Delhi, Nov 28: Nepal’s Prime Minister, K P Oli is understood to have told his supporters that he is ready for a split in the party. The statement comes in the wake of reports suggesting that China is trying to fix the problems within the Nepal Communist Party.

Oli is also understood to have told Chinese ambassador, Hou Yanqi that he is capable of handling the challenges within the party, without any assistance. Pushpa Kumar Dahal has been vocal in his opposition to Oli and this has driven a rift within the party. China has been trying to play the role of peacemaker in a bid to fix the rift. 

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