Govt ready to compromise everything for power: Oli

Kathmandu, February 1

Chairman of the CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli today said the government was ready to compromise everything for the sake of power.

Addressing a press meet organised by the UML at its central party office in Dhumbarahi, Oli accused Prime Minister Dahal of issuing warnings to the opposition, when the latter talked about national issues.

“The PM has been encouraging Young Communist League to retaliate against nationalist forces,” said Oli.  He said the UML had asked the YCL to stop looting, but the PM has been encouraging them to retaliate.

He flayed the government for electing the head of the Public Accounts Committee of the Parliament from the ruling party, arguing that such a panel head should be elected from among opposition lawmakers.

Oli also opposed the intellectuals for criticising his party’s stance on national issues. He compared them with mice, which cut new clothes to sharpen teeth.

The principal opposition has decided to launch Mechi-Mahakali campaign from February 4.

“We will celebrate Holi and May Day with people of Tarai-Madhes and stay in their homes,” said UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali, adding that his party would leave no stone unturned to make the UML the largest party in the Tarai-Madhes.

He said that bringing harmony among people of the Tarai, hills and mountains was the objective of the 15-day campaign, which would start in Kakadbhitta and end in Surkhet.

The UML said that it would hold 33 big assemblies in various cities of the Tarai region and  mobilise more than 1.5 million people in the campaign.

The party has decided to deploy all the leaders including Chairman Oli, senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal, party office bearers, central committee members, Standing Committee members and all party workers in the campaign. “None of the party workers will remain passive during the campaign. Those who remain passive in the campaign will no longer remain party workers,” said Gyawali.

The campaign, he added, would promote the message of peace and harmony among people residing

in the Madhes, hills and mountains.