Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leaders look headed toward scuttling the 500 million dollar American grant largely on the basis of misinformation and rhetoric. NCP has remained a divided house on Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant assistance of the US government. While a section of leaders, mostly representing former UML, has stood in favour of endorsing MCC agreement from the parliament, those aligned with former Maoist faction seem resolutely opposed to the idea. It was hoped that the task force formed by NCP to study the matter and make the recommendations to the government would come up with the needed solution. It did not. As a matter fact, the task force, which submitted its recommendations to the government on February 21, seems to have made the matters worse, when it suggested that the government should not endorse MCC without revising the contract. The government has been hesitant to even start deliberations on MCC after the task force submitted its report.
KATHMANDU, May 18: Failing to merge the committees and wings of the two former parties – UML and Maoist -- into singular entities even months after their unification pledges, the top leaders of the NCP have come up with a formula.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the then general secretary of the CPN (UML) Madan Bhandari and chief of the party organization department, Jivraj Ashrit, had played a significant role in taking the communist movement in the country to a new height.
KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has inducted 53 percent leaders from the erstwhile CPN-UML and 47 percent from the erstwhile CPN (Maoist Center) to the provincial committees of the party.
KATHMANDU, May 20: CPN UML has finalized 42 additional names from its side for the central committee of newly formed Communist Party of Nepal. The list was finalized by former chair of UML KP Sharma Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.
KATHMANDU, May 17: The party unification coordination committee meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar has finalized the unification bid. The meeting held between the chairs of CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) on Wednesday had forged consensus in principle to finalize the bid.
KATHMANDU, April 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday held a one-on-one meeting as the two parties continue efforts to take their proposed unification to a logical conclusion.
KATHMANDU, April 17: CPN (UML) general secretary Ishwor Pokhrel has said the party and CPN (Maoist Center) which are in the process of unification have no debate over an idea of taking up 'sun' as the election symbol of 'united' party.
KATHMANDU, April 16: Pressure is piling on CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to put off the planned merger with the CPN-UML until the latter commits to equal and dignified status in the unified party.
KATHMANDU, April 12: CPN-UML lawmaker Nabina Lama on Thursday reached Prime Minister's Official Residence, Baluwatar to invite Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to her wedding. Lama is tying the knot on April 26.
KATHMANDU, April 6: The ruling CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) continue to differ on two key issues pertaining to the proposed merger even as leaders from both sides on Thursday expressed a renewed commitment to formally unite the two left parties on April 22.
Kathmandu, April 3: The meeting of the CPN-UML and CPN (MC) party unification committee is being held today at 4 PM at the Prime Minister’s residence to discuss on the report prepared by the concerned task force.
KATHMANDU, April 2: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the unification between the CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) would take place with no further delay with the goal of socialist-oriented economy.
KATHMANDU, March 28: Efforts to conclude the proposed unification between CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) have come to an abrupt halt with the two parties driving hard bargain to secure a good deal in the unified left party.
RAMPUR (PALPA), March 28: CPN-UML representatives boycotted the municipal council meeting of Rampur Municipality in Palpa district as a sign of protest against the unilateral decision of Mayor Raman Bahadur Thapa and his team in selecting development programs and reallocation of budget.
KATHMANDU, March 27: The ruling CPN-UML and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have expressed their objections to the European Union Election Observation Report on the elections for the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies.
KATHMANDU, March 26: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), which have announced to become a unified party, have inched closer to developing a common modality to integrate the organizations of the two parties.
KATHMANDU, March 8: After pushing through the chief ministers and speakers of his choice in the provincial governments, Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has succeeded in endorsing Bidya Devi Bhandari for a second term as president.
KATHMANDU, FEB 28: The CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), the two left parties which have decided to become one, have set up two sub-panels to help them draft the party statute and develop an appropriate model to integrate their sister wings.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The ruling Left Alliance - CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) - have said that they will jointly start preparing a political document jointly on the basis of common political ideology from Monday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: CPN (Maoist Center), the junior partner in the ruling alliance, is likely to get seven ministerial portfolios including home affairs in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s left coalition government.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), two leftist parties in charge of the federal government and six of the seven provinces, have struck a historic merger deal.
A meeting of top leaders of the two parties at late night Monday officially approved the "left unity" deal agreeing, in principle, on party leadership, organization and ideology.
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The party unification coordination committee of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is underway at PM’s official residence, Baluwatar. The meeting is likely to finalize the unification process between two parties.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: A day after agreeing to rotate the party leadership, UML Chairman KP Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday decided to resolve other contentious issues pertaining to the planned left unity on the basis of consensus.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: CPN (UML) chairman KP Sharma Oli has urged the visiting UK Minister of State for the Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, for promoting British investment for the economic prosperity and development of Nepal.