CPN-ML’s general convention kicks off

Kathmandu, May 7

The seventh national general convention of the CPN-ML began in the capital today.

Extending his best wishes to the party on the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli stressed the need for unity among all political parties for effective implementation of the new constitution.

Although some forces were plotting to topple the government, they failed, he said, adding, “They were acting under instructions from foreign countries. But they failed in their attempt to topple the government.”

Nepali Congress central member Prakash Sharan Mahat, CPN-UML’s Vice-Chairman Yuvraj Gyawali, CPN (Maoist) politburo member Prahlad Budhathoki, CPN (United)’s Ganesh Sah, and RPP-Nepal whip Dilnath Giri also stressed on unity among all political parties.

The convention was inaugurated by party general secretary and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women and Children CP Mainali.

Speaking on the occasion, he said Nepal was facing attack on its sovereignty.

“All political parties should unite to foil the attack,” he said, adding that constitution, despite some weakness, was one of the most progressive documents in the world.

A total of 495 representatives from all districts across the country participated in the convention.