Ruling CPN has decided to hold the party's general convention in April 2021.
The party's standing committee meeting at Baluwatar on Friday has decided to hold the general convention from April 7-12 in Kathmandu, according to CPN Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha.
The party has decided to call central committee meeting to discuss about the general convention. Shrestha added that the central committee meeting from October 31 to November 2 will discus preparations for the general convention.
He revealed that the party's standing committee meeting has ended on Friday.
The meeting that started on June 24 was adjourned and postponed multiple times in the subsequent months due to the dispute between CPN Chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Their relationship had deteriorated significantly after Oli unilaterally postponed standing committee meeting on July 28.
A total of 29 standing committee members had attended the meeting called by Dahal the same day but Oli and leaders of his faction did not attend the meeting.
The chairmen had then formed a task force on August 14 to resolve the internal dispute. The task force submitted the report to the two chairmen on August 22. The report was presented to the secretariat on September 3.
That report was presented and discussed in the standing committee Friday and the date for general convention has been fixed as recommended by the task force.
The standing committee meeting also endorsed the task force report that recommended that Oli will serve the full five-year term as prime minister (PM) and fellow Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will take the wheel of the party.
The two chairmen had reached similar agreement on November 20, 2019 in presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari Dahal who acted as guarantor of the agreement.
Dahal had relinquished his claim for the post of PM after the two chairmen signed the agreement on division of responsibilities. Dahal was made chairman with executive rights. Oli and Dahal were to remain chairmen, and Oli to continue to be ranked top but Oli had handed over the executive rights to Dahal.
Dahal was to lead the party and chair party meetings while Oli would lead the government through the current term of House of Representatives. But Oli continued to run even the party unilaterally, Dahal alleged, leading to the dispute that was raging inside the party since April.
The issue of seeking Oli's resignation as PM has also been settled for now. The factions of Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal were adamant that Oli should resign from one of the two top posts.
The task force had also recommended that the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact should not be implemented without amendment.
It had also recommended for holding the general convention by mid-April, 2021 and to operate the party in accordance to due procedures and system.
It had recommended to make political appointments in accordance to prevailing values and the two chairmen to move forward consulting each other considering party unity.