The ruling Communist Party of Nepal has postponed the third full meeting of its Central Committee for a month, reported the Kathmandu Post.
Publishing a press release on Wednesday, the ruling party announced that the meeting had been postponed for a month due to a spike in Covid-19 cases across the region.
“The meeting scheduled to begin from October 31st to November 2nd has been postponed for one month and will take place from November 30th to December 2nd,” reads the announcement.
After holding its first meeting of the Central Committee in May 2018, just after the establishment of the Nepal Communist Party following the merger between the CPN-UML and the Maoist Centre, the party held its second meeting of the Central Committee in January-February of this year.
The announcement on Wednesday of the postponement of the third meeting of the Central Committee of the Party comes on the heels of controversy following the visit of the Indian intelligence chief to Nepal and his meeting with the Prime Minister and party chairman, KP Sharma Oli.
Some members, including Bhim Rawal and Narayan Kaji Shrestha, who is also the party’s spokesperson, have taken exception to Oli ‘s meeting with Samanta Kumar Goel, Chief Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s top spy agency, last week in Kathmandu.