December 17, 2017 04:30 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed institutionalizing the unity between his party and the CPN-UML, stating that it has been endorsed by the people through the election.
Addressing a post-election thanksgiving program organized by CPN-UML Kathmandu constituency 5 on Saturday, Dahal said that the leaders of both parties should maintain restrain until the formal announcement of unification between the two parties.
He further claimed that people have comfortably accepted the party unification plan of the UML and Maoists. "Our initiative for party unification has been accepted and endorsed by the people easily. We should conclude this process without any delay," said Dahal.
The left alliance comprising the UML and the Maoist Center is headed for a nearly two-thirds majority in the recent parliamentary and provincial elections, though the final election result is yet to be announced.
Leaders addressing the program stressed that the unification and electoral alliance is aimed at bringing political stability in the country. Former prime minister and senior UML leader Jhal Nath Khanal said that the two left parties will lead the era of peace and prosperity in the country.
Former prime minister and senior UML leader Madhav Nepal also claimed that the people have proved their loyalty to the left parties through the elections. He added that both parties will decide the party unification deal without any delay. UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokhral emerged victorious from Kathmandu-5 in the recent parliamentary polls breaking the decade-long stronghold of Nepali Congress.