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Beware of regressive forces, says Dahal

Rewati Sapkota
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Kathmandu April 4

CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today told party lawmakers that attempts were being made within and outside the party to foil left unity and they should remain vigilant.

CPN-MC lawmaker Devendra Paudel said Dahal also told party lawmakers not to doubt that unification with the CPN-UML would take place. “Nobody who wants to foil unity can succeed,” Dahal told the parliamentary party meeting today.

Yesterday, Prime Minister and UML Chair KP Sharma Oli had also told the Party Unification Coordination Committee that attempts were made within and outside the left alliance to foil left unity. Oli told the leaders not to listen to anybody who wanted to foil the unification process.

Poudel told The Himalayan Times that the PUCC meeting scheduled for tomorrow may give responsibility to Oli and Dahal to sort out disputed issues after the PM’s India visit. Oli and Dahal met this evening
at Baluwatar to set the agenda for the PUCC meeting. They also discussed how to settle pending issues, including the percentage of representation in the committees of the unified party, among other controversial things, sources said.

The UML and the CPN-MC are yet to resolve issues related to the election symbol of the unified party and the ratio in which leaders from both parties will be inducted in the unified party’s committees.

According to Paudel, the PUCC meeting is likely to form a committee to mobilise cadres and leaders of both parties for unification which could happen on April 22 to coincide with the birth anniversary of Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin and the day when Nepal Communist Party was established in Nepal.

Oli and Dahal had received common political document, organisational structure and statute of the unified party yesterday.

He appealed to all lawmakers in the parliamentary party meeting to play a creative role in favour of unity.

“Both task forces have submitted a common report. Some issues have not been sorted out in the statute. The PUCC meeting will finalise those issues,” Dahal told the meeting.


A version of this article appears in print on April 05, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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