KATHMANDU, May 7: Senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there has not been any deal with the party Chairman K P Oli even they have exercised maximum flexibility and held talks to save the party unity.
Taking to social media on Friday morning, senior leader Nepal said that they will pursue maximum flexibility for the cause of the party unity. "We will pursue both negotiations and flexibility, but there has not been any consensus yet," senior leader Nepal has written in his facebook post.
Leader Nepal has maintained that there is no possibility of consensus with the party's establishment faction unless Chairman K P Oli revokes his unilateral decision to appoint former Maoist Center leaders as the party's central committee members and strip off the party responsibility of leaders close to his faction. He has said that consensus with the establishment faction of the party is not possible until Chairman Oli restores all party committees that existed prior to the unification deal reached between the UML and Maoist Center in 2018.
Leader Nepal has further written that the so-called decisions taken by the party's meetings held after March 12, 2020, must also be withdrawn to pave the way to keep the party unity intact. While stating that there has not been any agreement reached with the party's establishment faction, Nepal has asked all ranks and files in the party not to be misled by the negotiations taking place with leaders of the establishment faction and stand committed to build a strong and vibrant party.
The remarks of senior leader Nepal come in the wake of the second-rung leaders including Yogesh Bhattarai and Ghanashyam Bhusal holding a three-hour long meeting with Chairman Oli at the latter's residence in Baluwatar on Thursday night. Sources said the two youth leaders close to the Nepal-led faction urged Chairman Oli to take necessary initiatives to save the party unity.
A Special Session of parliament has been summoned for May 10 as Prime Minister Oli prepares to seek a vote of confidence. However, the Nepal-led faction has threatened to resign en masse to foil Oli's bid to seek vote of confidence if the unitlateral decisions taken earlier are revoked.