CPN-UML Chair KP Sharma Oli has sought the stances of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal on the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreement that Nepal had signed with the US.

Addressing a mass gathering here today, Oli said the MCC agreement was signed when the Nepali Congress and the CPN-MC had their coalition government, but Deuba and Dahal were keeping mum regarding the fate of the agreement.

"What do Deuba and Dahal want to do with the MCC? Why don't they tell the people about their stances?" he wondered.

Oli also flayed Deuba for forming a committee to look into border issues with China from Limi Lapcha to Hilsa of Namkha Rural Municipality in Humla district. "There is no border issue with China? Who does the government want to make happy by forming the committee?" Oli wondered. He said the Deuba government wanted to make Nepal's relations with both the neighbours, India and China, tense.

He said the government was not doing anything to better the lives of people and it was unnecessarily harassing the bureaucrats. Oli said that the ruling alliance partners were preparing to present a united front against the UML in the next parliamentary elections because they did not have the courage to single handedly fight the UML.

He added that the UML would emerge victorious in the next general elections.

"Now the ruling alliance has succeeded in hoodwinking everybody and forming the government, but from the next general elections, UML won't allow them to manipulate the process," he said.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 5 2021, of The Himalayan Times.