Upcoming general convention will retain Oli as party chairman: Pokhrel

Published On: October 10, 2021 02:39 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Ishwor Pokhrel, general secretary of the CPN-UML has indicated that the party’s Chairman KP Sharma Oli will remain as the leader of the party. Stating that national politics is highly polarized at present and that it’s time to strengthen the political conviction carried by the UML, he indicated that KP Sharma Oli will be retained as the UML chairman by the upcoming general convention of the party. 

Speaking with media persons at a program organized on the occasion of the Dashain festival on Sunday, Pokhrel said the political ideologies propagated by the ruling alliance will not be allowed to become strong. For that, the UML will have to strengthen the political ideals led by the party. 

In addition, General Secretary Pokhrel announced that he will not give his candidacy for the post of General Secretary of the party as there is a provision in the party’s regulation that does not allow one person to compete for the same post more than twice. He also said that he has no intention of becoming the General Secretary for a third time.

Pokhrel said that the 10th General Convention of the party will be held in the last week of November which will elect the party’s new leaders. 

He also clarified that the CPN-UML is in favor of holding elections as soon as possible. “Although the Nepali Congress (NC) and other parties are in favor of forming a coalition, we are not,” Pokhrel claimed. He also warned the court of law not to practice politics. Pokhrel also expressed his concerns over the court not following the constitution. In addition, Pokhrel expressed the party’s commitment to always put pressure on the government to work in favor of the country and its people.


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