Factionalism has peaked in UML, says Bhusal

Kathmandu, September 22

Deputy General Secretary of the main opposition CPN-UML Ghanashyam Bhusal said that factionalism had reached at its peak in the party.

He said this at party’s Central Committee meeting today, according to Secretary of party’s Publicity Department Bishnu Rijal.

According to Rijal, Bhushal told the meeting that factionalism was so bad that rival factions of the party had even lodged complaints against party leaders at the Commission for the Investigation f or the Abuse of Authority.

Presenting his 26-page document in the party’s ongoing Central Committee meeting, Deputy General Secretary Bhusal said that asking then minister for Youth and Sports Purusottam Poudel to resign from his and issuance of a summon by the CIAA at the same time could not just have been coincidence,” party sources quoted Bhusal as telling the meeting.

He claimed that the party had appointed people close to the establishment faction in the government and other bodies.

According to UML sources, Bhusal said rival factions were fiercely contesting at district level conventions after the ninth General Convention of the party.

According to Bishnu Rijal, secretary of CPN-UML’s Publicity Department, Chairman Oli said that the next CC meeting will discuss the document presented by Bhusal.

Meanwhile, five out of nine groups formed to put views on Chairman Oli’s political paper had put forth the views of their respective groups today.

A press statement issued by Rijal said that all the group leaders and CC members said that effective implementation of the constitution is the agenda of the time and stressed on timely elections.

Leaders had also stressed the need to strengthen social harmony and national unity, mobilise party cadres and people, and launch a special campaign of the economic and social change in Terai-Madhes.

They also said the Policy and Programme and budget presented by erstwhile government led by Chairman Oli should be publicised among the people.