Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lifted the suspension imposed on four CPN-UML leaders after the opposing party threatened to resign from their seats in parliament, allowing the opposition parties to form a majority government.
Oli had previously suspended Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey, and Ghanashyam Bhusal from the party for six months in March-April, accusing them of carrying out various activities against the leadership. The Nepal group has been opposing Oli’s leadership and organizing parallel activities since Oli removed leaders from all roles and inducted some leaders into the CPN-Maoist Centre without holding a formal meeting.
However, the action was withdrawn at a party standing committee meeting on Thursday morning. Bishnu Rimal, Oli’s chief political advisor and a member of the standing committee, says the decision was made with the party’s unity in mind.
The enraged group has yet to react to the new decision.