KATHMANDU, June 29: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has alleged that one of the leaders of the ruling alliance was telling a lie to everyone, claiming that he stopped the US State Partnership Program (SPP). Oli was hinting at CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
In a program organized by Madan Bhandari Foundation on the occasion of Madan Bhandari's 71st birth anniversary, UML Chairman Oli, without mentioning Dahal's name, said that he had lied nationally and internationally. He alleged that not only in the SPP but also in the MCC, Maoist Chairman and then Prime Minister Sushil Koirala had their hands.
"People have made the question of nationality so cheap. One of the leaders has repeatedly said that the SPP was implemented during KP Oli's tenure. But he (Dahal) is lying nationally and internationally that he stopped it," Oli said. “Nationality is not a matter of show, gesture, deception or campaigning.”
He said he was not aware of the letter written by the army about the SPP during his tenure as the Prime Minister.