UML for nat'l identity, Oli says

KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli has said that his party could not agree on the issues of losing national identity.

While addressing a programme organised to welcome new comers in the party on Saturday, Oli said that if the Hindi language was listed as the official language in Tarai, it will harm local languages like Maithali, Bhojpuri and Abadhi.

He added that Hindi was not a mother tongue of any community therefore it could not be accepted as the official language in any province.

Former Prime Minister Oli said that the UML was opposition party in the Parliament but is a ruling side in local level polls for becoming the largest one therefore it will welcome positive policy and programmes forwarded by the government.

Chair Oli further shared that the locals of Province No 2 were eagerly waiting for UML-led government and have wished for the same.

General Secretary of the Nepal Communist Party (Revolutionary) Pradyumna Narayan Yadav, spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Oli and artist Ramesh Ranjan Jha had joined the UML today.

The programme was organised at the party central office Dhumrabarahi in the Capital.