UML accuses NC of making political appointments unilaterally

KATHMANDU: The ruling coalition partner CPN-UML on Thursday accused the government led by Nepali Congress of taking decisions regarding political appointments unilaterally.

A meeting of the party's standing committee held at the Constituent Assembly building in New Baneshwor concluded that some recent decisions of the government including that of appointment of vice-chancellors at various universities of the nation were against code of conduct of a joint government and the culture of cooperation.

According to the chief of party's Publicity Department, Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai, the meeting also formed a five-member task force to discuss the issue with the NC and take necessary decisions.

Party's senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal leads the team while Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam, General Secretary Ishwor Pokharel, Deputy General Secrtetary Bishnu Prasad Paudel and Secretary Bhim Acharya are members of the committee.

Gautam leads the UML team in the government as the senior Deputy Prime Minister.

UML to try to address protesting groups

Meanwhile, the party decided to make maximum efforts to address concerns and demands raised by various groups of the society during the constitution writing process.

The UML reiterated that it is imperative to promulgate the constitution at the earliest in order to institutionalise achievements of various political movements.

"The meeting once again called protesting parties to raise their demands and grievances peacefully, stay alert so as not to let anti-constitution elements to take undue benefits and deviate the issues as well as find solutions through talks," read the statement.

The party also called its rank and file to maintain and consolidate social harmony in the wake of various clashes across the nation.