The Nepali Congress itself is split between Sher Bahadur Deuba, who has not decided yet whether to join anti-Oli protests by the NCP faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal. However, his internal party rival, Ram Chandra Poudel wants to campaign for the restoration of the House.
Meanwhile, the Dahal-Nepal faction of the NCP has announced its own nationwide protests, including a big one in Kathmandu, on Friday 22 January even as the Supreme Court is debating 13 writ petitions against Prime Minster Oli’s move.
Dahal himself has threatened to “unleash a hurricane” against the move, and said that his faction’s protests would no longer be “vegetarian”. Commentators have taken that to mean his faction’s supporters will be using some measure of force during the rallies.