Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was removed from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) on Sunday by the rival faction of the party, amid increasing political unrest after he decided to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament, reported news agency ANI.

Spokesperson Narayankaji Shrestha said that Nepal PM Oli no longer is the member of the party.

Shrestha told ANI that the Central Committee Meeting decided to remove KP Sharma Oli from the party. “He no longer holds even a simple membership of the Nepal Communist Party.”

This come after a group under the leadership of former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal had asked the PM to explain as to why he shouldn’t be removed from the party for making unconstitutional decisions.

The PM did not respond to the letter.

“We waited for long. He didn’t reply to us. Our latest decision comes in line by exercising the executive rights provided by the Central Committee of the party,” Shrestha added.

Caretaker PM Oli on December 20, 2020, decided to dissolve the Parliament and called for fresh elections for April and May this year. This step was approved by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Soon after the announcement, the NCP split into two factions with each claiming its own to be the authentic ones. Now, it depends on the Election Commission, who is studying the documents and laws to come to a conclusion.