KATHMANDU: The Central Committee of CPN-UML on Friday witnessed a division over whether to take part in the Baburam Bhattarai-led government in the wake of five-point agreement to form a national unity government.
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It has been learnt that 24 out of 36 CC members aired their views against the party's participation in the government under the leadership of Maoist Vice Chairman Baburam Bhattarai in the first day of the CC meeting held at the UML headquarters in Balkhu today.
The majority of the speakers argued that the new cabinet would be the continuity of the Maoist-led government that was made following the four-point agreement between the UCPN-Maoist and the United Democratic Madhesi Front. The party has been objecting to the four-point agreement that engineered the outgoing ruling alliance.
Some of the speakers voiced for the resignation of Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai’s to pave the way for the formation of national unity government, UML leader Pradeep Gyawali informed after today’s meeting.
According to him, some CC members raised concern over unwarranted activeness of foreign power centres in the government change issue.
The CC will continue its meeting tomorrow also.