KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Four ordinances were approved by the members of parliament (MPs) amid obstruction from the main opposition party CPN (UML) on Wednesday.

UML to obstruct parliamentary session

December 14, 2021 14:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The main opposition party, CPN-UML has decided to maintain the obstruction in parliament.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been put off for September 10 following the continuous protest staged by CPN-UML lawmakers on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, September 8: The meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) has been put off for 15 minutes after the main opposition party, CPN-UML, obstructed the parliament proceedings demanding dismissal of the 14 lawmakers formerly belonging to the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Madhav Kumar Nepal said UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli is responsible for the split in the CPN-UML. Nepal accused Oli of being the reason for the party split while speaking at a meeting of the Central Committee of the CPN (Unified Socialist) held at Chandragiri Resort on Monday.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The main opposition party (CPN-UML) has summoned a Standing Committee (SC) meeting on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The ruling alliance has expressed serious concern over the threats issued by a group of CPN-UML lawmakers against Speaker of House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota.

KATHMANDU, August 19:  The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has exerted pressure on Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota to immediately sack 14 of its lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The main opposition CPN-UML has now officially split, with the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction of the party deciding to register a new political party.

KATHMANDU, August 16: The main opposition party, CPN-UML has drawn the attention of the government to help address demands put forth by the agitating former Gurkha veterans.

KATHMANDU, August 9: A Standing Committee meeting of CPN-UML has passed a statute amendment proposal.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, is scheduled to hold its standing committee meeting today.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Amid mounting pressure within the party to save party unity, CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli has softened his stance toward the party's lawmakers who casted their votes in favor of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba in parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The main opposition party CPN-UML has decided to vote against the confidence motion of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Standing Committee meeting of the CPN-UML is scheduled to take place at the Tulsi Lal Memorial Foundation building in Lalitpur on Sunday. According to the party’s  Central Office Secretary Sher Bahadur Tamang, the meeting is scheduled to begin at 11 AM on Sunday.

UML decides to vote against PM Deuba in parliament as opposition party

KATHMANDU, July 16: The standing committee meeting of CPN-UML has begun at Tulsi Lal Amatya Foundation building at Chasayal, Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The CPN (UML) Parliamentary Party is convening on Friday. The meeting will take place at the Legislature-Parliament meeting hall at New Baneshwar. The meeting will be presided over by UML parliamentary party leader KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Chairman of CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has maintained that senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal cannot be accepted in the party even if he acknowledges his mistakes and self-criticizes for the same.

UML task force meeting underway

July 9, 2021 13:34 pm

KATHMANDU, July 9: A fresh round of meeting of the task force formed to resolve the intraparty disputes in the CPN-UML is underway at Singha Durbar.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The dispute seen between Chairman K P Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal within the ruling CPN-UML appears nowhere close to consensus even as the two sides have already held several rounds of talks.

KATHMANDU, July 2: A Central Committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML is being held at Baluwatar, Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The ruling CPN-UML has called a meeting of the 10th General Convention Organizing Committee’s meeting for June 30.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The standing committee meeting of CPN-UML is currently underway.

A former leader of CPN-UML affiliated All Nepal National Free Students Union, Jiwan Rai has registered a new political party called CPN (United). The aim of the new political party is said to unite all fringe leftist parties in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Amid escalating intra-party rift within the party, the ruling CPN-UML has again postponed its Standing Committee meeting scheduled for 4 PM on Thursday afternoon until further notice.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister and Chairman of the ruling CPN-UML, KP Sharma Oli has called a Standing Committee meeting of the party for 5 PM on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Amid the widening intraparty rift within the ruling CPN-UML, Gorkarna Bista, an member of the dissolved parliament and a key leader of the party, has said that he will make honest efforts until the last hour to resurrect the party as it was on May 16, 2018 and save party unity.

The meeting is expected to seek clarification from the UML lawmakers signing in the writ petition to be filed against the dissolution of House of Representatives (HoR) at the apex court by the opposition parties today.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Parliamentary Board of the Bagmati Province Assembly of the ruling CPN-UML has decided to take action against its 14 members of the Province Assembly of Bagmati Province for non-cooperation with the party and the government during the by-election held on May 20.

KATHMANDU, May 22: CPN-UML is to hold its Standing Committee meeting on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Talks between CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have ended on a ‘positive note’.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Led by the party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, a dissident faction of lawmakers of the ruling CPN-UML has given an ultimatum to the party leadership to address their demands by 4:30 PM Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Chief Whip of the ruling CPN-UML, Bishal Bhattarai has said that a stern action will be taken against the lawmakers defying the whip issued by the party on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The ruling CPN-UML has issued a whip to all lawmakers belonging to the party to cast their votes in favor of Prime Minister and party’s parliamentary leader KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has fielded his candidacy for the upcoming by-elections for a vacant post from Bagmati Province in the National Assembly (NA).

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.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The ruling CPN-UML has decided to field Home Minister and party leader Ram Bahadur Thapa 'Badal' as its candidate for upcoming by-polls for a vacant seat in the National Assembly (NA).

KATHMANDU, April 23: The second meeting of the CPN-UML’s Tenth National General Convention Organising Committee held on Friday decided to take action against four members of the Karnali Province Assembly for defying the whip issued by the party during the voting process while Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi was trying to win the confidence of the House.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The party headquarters of CPN (UML) has come into operation formally from Thapathali from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal are holding talks again on Thursday afternoon in a bid to save the party’s unity.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, who lost his ministerial post after the CPN (Maoist Center) relieved him from the post of party’s lawmaker, is taking the oath of office and secrecy again as the home minister later today.

Senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal among five lawmakers asked to furnish clarification

Bungling on MCC

March 10, 2020 11:00 am

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.

First general convention to decide party portfolios through consensus

KATHMANDU, May 17: As the major communist parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have merged, leaders of different political parties delivered mix reactions.