"The UML has always been in favour of left unity"


Senior CPN-UML leader Jhalanath Khanal said the UML-led government should complete its tenure and he would try to save the party government.

"Changing the government is up to the Parliament, but as a senior leader of the CPN-UML, I'll try to save the party government,"

Khanal said in response to a journalist's query at the Parliament building.

"It is unfortunate that the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been divided into two parties. Whether somebody was instrumental in dividing the party or our own mistakes were responsible for this division, we have come to this point.

The CPN-UML has always been in favour of left unity and prosperity," Khanal said. Stating that new political games would now start in the Parliament, Khanal said there was no alternative to moving the country ahead as per the constitution.

Another senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said party leaders in the government had not discussed with him how to continue the KP Sharma Oli-led government.

Deputy parliamentary party leader of the CPN- UML Subas Chandra Nembang said the party would treat Madhav Kumar Nepal and those close to him in a respectable manner.

He said the government would abide by the Supreme Court's decision and move ahead as per the law and the constitution.

In response to a journalist's query, Nembang said the government was in constant touch with the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal and had taken their demands positively.

"Even today, I talked to JSP-N leaders before I came here. They are demanding that their cadres and leaders, including Resham Chaudhary, be released from jails," Nembang said.

Meanwhile, today's House of Representatives' meeting ended after condoling the death of two sitting HoR members and 12 former members of Parliament.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 11, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.