Nepal Communist Party-Unified Socialist Chairman Madhav Kumar Nepal said that the CPN-UML would face defeat in the upcoming general elections.

Addressing his party's gathering organised by CPN-US Makawanpur District in Hetauda, Nepal held that his party would challenge KP Sharma Oli and his party in the next polls. He urged the party rank and file to study Karl Marx, Lenin and Communist history.

Nepal asked party leaders and cadres to make their party different from the UML. He pledged to run the party with collective discussion. He slammed former prime minister Oli and said that if Oli had given space to all and given up the tyrannical style, the government, with twothirds majority would have lasted and the country would have seen a lot of development and progress. He urged the party rank and file to renounce arrogance. He asked them to get involved in agriculture, industry and business to make a living.

At the programme, CPN-US standing committee member Birodh Khatiwada said that KP Oli and UML could not remove 14 lawmakers of the NCP-US by shouting slogans in the Parliament.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 26 2021, of The Himalayan Times.