A common concept will be formulated to unite the UML
Kathmandu : A common concept will be formulated to unite the CPN (UML). A meeting held at the UML headquarters in Dhumrabarahi between party president and prime minister KP Sharma Oli and leader Madhav Kumar Nepal to resolve the last bitterness agreed to move forward by forming a common position in the party.
UML spokesperson Pradip Kumar Gyawali said that today’s (Monday) discussion was positive even though it did not reach a conclusion. He also informed that there would be continuous discussions among the leaders to unite the party. “From now on, leaders will sit at different stages and discuss. Today’s discussion has created a common perception, “he said.” On its foundation, it has created a basis for uniting the UML and moving forward with new momentum. “
Leader Gyawali said that the decision taken by the Supreme Court to revive the UML was taken as an opportunity to strengthen the party and resolve the disputes. “We have come to a common conclusion that only a strong UML can unite and lead the entire country by uniting other leftists in party unity,” he said.
In the meeting, the Nepali side disagreed with the decision taken by the Central Committee meeting held on March 11.
Spokesperson Gyawali said that the leaders including Nepal had asked to postpone the decision of the meeting held on March 11 in their absence. “We have said that if we review, correct and review those decisions, they can be done through discussion,” he said. As the meeting has already taken place, it is not necessary to make the decision of March 11 a matter of prestige. ” He said that the meeting of the other party scheduled to be held on April 19 and 20 would not strengthen the party unity.
Leader Bhim Bahadur Rawal, who participated in the discussion, told reporters after the discussion that no conclusion had been reached on how to unite the party. “We said we would not accept the decision of the Central Committee on March 11 as it was not formal, but they did not accept it,” Rawal said.
He said that the UML should move ahead from the status quo before June 20, 2008 after the Supreme Court revived the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) without recognizing the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN). According to him, discussions have been held on how to unite the party. “We do not accept any foothold of the UML. We are determined to move the party forward in a strong manner by uniting it, ”said Rawal.
He stressed on the need to run the party through constitution, method and system to unite the party. He also demanded suspension of past and present decisions and activities to settle the party’s dispute. “If the decision taken on March 11 is to be revoked, we are ready to move forward with a common view by postponing the national meeting on March 19 and 20,” he said.
Bitterness had erupted between the two groups after UML chairperson Oli manipulated the office without the participation of the Nepali side, divided the division of labor of the provincial committee, nominated a leader from the UCPN (Maoist) central committee and amended the constitution. General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel, leaders Bishnu Prasad Poudel, Gyawali, Subhas Nemwang and senior leaders from Nepal including Rawal, Ghanshyam Bhusal and Surendra Prasad Pandey were present at today’s discussion.