CPN secretariat meeting at first floor of Baluwatar

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The secretariat meeting of ruling CPN that used to be held at the ground floor of the prime minister’s (PM) official residence in Baluwatar earlier is being held in the first floor Wednesday probably due to poor health of PM KP Sharma Oli.
Oli had health check-up at the Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center inside the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) premises earlier on Wednesday. The catheter placed in Oli’s body for plasmapheresis in Singapore has been removed at Manmohan, according to a Baluwatar source.
Secretariat member Bam Dev Gautam is not attending the meeting after suffering from viral fever.
The meeting will discuss about the party’s committees in the six metropolitan cities, expatriate committee and commissions.
The leaders have informally agreed to give leadership of Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Pokhara and Bharatpur to former UML leaders, and Lalitpur and Birgunj to the former Maoists.
The party similarly is set to make central member Binda Pandey the head of the expat committee, and central members Yuvaraj Karki and Yuvaraj Chaulagai the deputy heads.
The meeting will also decide on the central discipline commission, audit commission and election commission.
The two chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, secretary member Ram Bahadur Thapa and General Secretary Bishnu Paudel were earlier scheduled to meet before the secretariat meeting to conclude the remaining unification works. But that meeting could not take place as Dahal had to visit Chitwan following death of his uncle.
This is the first secretariat meeting after Oli’s return from Singapore on Friday. Oli and senior leader Madhav Kuamr Nepal had an acrimonious war of words in the last meeting held on the day Oli left for Singapore on August 22.
Dahal had chaired one secretariat meeting at the party office in Dhumbarahi when Oli was in Singapore.



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