Oli refutes promising anyone UML support to elect PM

Published On: June 10, 2022 01:43 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRATNAGAR, June 10: Chairman of the main opposition party, CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has clarified that he had not committed anyone from other political parties to elect him/her as the Prime Minister.

Oli was hinting at the recent remarks coming from CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (Unified Socialist) Chairperson Madhav Kumar Nepal. It may be noted that both the former prime ministers had said in public programs that they were offered the prime ministerial berth but had not specified who had done so.

Talking to media persons at Biratnagar Airport in Morang today, Oli shared that his party will not consider electoral alliance with any leftist parties in the upcoming parliamentary election. "CPN-UML is the only leftist party in the country. Other political parties are not leftist at all," he asserted.

The septuagenarian leader expressed his confidence that the public will elect his party in as many constituencies as in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections given the 'important' roles played by his party in promulgation of democracy.

Stating that UML had been committed to protecting federalism and democracy, he informed that CPN (Unified Socialist)'s cadres would be incorporated in his party if they wished to join UML. 

According to him, the local level election would not determine the status of all the upcoming elections. He argued that although UML stood second in the recently held local election in terms of the seats his party candidates' own, his party came first when it came to popular votes.


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