NCP leader and former minister Bhim Rawal, who has been portrayed as the party’s answer to NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba in the Far-west, has criticised the party leadership for not following the due process when taking key decisions.
Rawal, who has positioned himself as a vocal critic of the Oli government, recently took to social media to state that some of the decisions being taken by the Oli government are against the national interest. The former defence minister, who was one of the first to object to Nepal’s decision to participate in the BIMSTEC military drill, said in an interview with Onlinekhabar the party leadership needs to take the Standing Committee more seriously.
Asked if he was unhappy over the party’s decision to make its MP from Kathmandu-7 resign and field Bamdev Gautam for the seat, Rawal said, “I am not saying the decision should be reversed. I am saying that the Standing Committee should have discussed this issue.”
“The Standing Committee should have discussed the details before the decision was taken,” he added. Rawal said that if the people criticise this decision, it would be up to leaders like him to defend it. He demanded that the party secretariat and the two chairmen of the party take the Standing Committee seriously.