August 17, 2021 11:25 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 17: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has appealed to all leaders and cadres to stand firm against the efforts made to split the party.
Issuing an appeal on Monday evening, Chairman Oli called on the party leaders, cadres, members of the House of Representatives and of the National Assembly to remain united against the party break up.
The appeal of Chairman Oli comes amid reports that Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the CPN-UML is preparing to form a new political party. "Any efforts to divide the UML and its parliamentary party on any pretexts would be acceptable," the appeal stated, reminding party leaders and cadres that the utmost efforts were made to keep the unity of the UML intact after the Supreme Court verdict on March 7. The UML concentrated to keep the party intact in view of its glorious history, argued the Chairman.
He further said even a taskforce was formed to solve the problems plaguing the party on its unification bid. It handed over the report and a decision has already been made to implement the agreement.
Chairman Oli said the UML as the party having a lead role on national politics has its role in opposition now. The leaders and cadres should now be disciplined and active to restore party strength in national politics.
Chairman Oli also asserted that the UML has been the party synonymous with social justice and development in Nepal. He said that the upcoming general convention of the party will propose the statute based on the principle of people's multiparty democracy and democratization of party life.