PM Oli led CPN-UML expels 11 lawmakers for supporting Opposition alliance

Nepal’s ruling Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) on Monday expelled 11of its lawmakers for going against the party and supporting the Opposition alliance in its bid to topple the government led by embattled Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
The Standing Committee of the CPN-UML decided to take action against the lawmakers, including former prime ministers Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal, during a meeting held here on Monday.
The expelled lawmakers will not even remain general members of the party for siding with the opposition parties to oust the Oli government.
They were expelled hours after the deadline given to them to furnish clarification expired on Monday morning.
The lawmakers refused to submit an explanation to the committee for their decision to go against the party and support the Opposition alliance, The Himalayan Times reported.
The move by prime minister Oli to expel is seen as the formal beginning of a split in the ruling party. A new p
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