Leader of the main opposition party Nepali Congress Gagan Kumar Thapa has said that the Congress will also seek an answer to the allegations leveled by CPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ against another Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. In a meeting of the secretariat on November 12, Dahal said that the allegations leveled against the Prime Minister regarding the running of the government were of national concern and that an account would be demanded from the parliament and the streets.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, Thapa said that there were two sides in the conflict within the CPN (Maoist). He said that the first was the internal issue of running the CPN (Maoist) and the second was the running of the CPN (Maoist) -led government. “The allegations leveled by Pushpa Kamal Dahal against Khadga Prasad Oli are not new and are not wrong. The allegations against Prime Minister Oli have been rising and falling from Parliament and the streets,” he said in a statement. Thapa said in a statement that the CPN (Maoist) leaders were the ones to discuss the differences over the party’s operation. Leader Thapa said that the Prime Minister and the CPN (Maoist) should answer to the issues of irregularities, corruption, crime and misgovernance while running the government. “The prime minister and the CPN (Maoist) should answer the question of the prime minister’s meeting with the foreign intelligence chief and the unnatural meeting of the CPN (Maoist) leaders with the Chinese ambassador amid the internal power struggle and strife of the CPN (Maoist).” He said that the issues of public and national concern raised in various issues would not be taken as a bitter expression of the rift between the internal power struggle within the party.