Madhav Nepal for expediting UML, CPN-MC unification

Kathmandu: Senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal said the unification between UML and CPN-MC should be accelerated, as too much time had been taken up in forming the new government.

Addressing an interaction in Kathmandu today, former Prime Minister Nepal said unification between the two parties should not be held up because of delay in forming the new government.

Stating that there were more issues that the two parties agreed upon than disagreed, Nepal said agreements should be embraced and differences should be sorted out. He said discussion between the two parties should focus on ideological and theoretical issues.

“We do have more agreements than discords,” said Nepal, adding that the sentiment of unity among cadres in both parties should be saved. He said there would be no problem with organisational management of the newly formed party after unification, as leaders in both parties were mature enough.

Stating that responsibilities should be divided as per the capacity of leaders, Nepal said that the new party should hold general assembly within a certain period. “We have seen the Communist party of Vietnam and China, which have effective executive committees,” he said adding that the newly formed party could learn lesson from those party and divide the executive post accordingly.

Nepal further said that delay in formation of new government was a matter of serious concern.

“Nepali Congress leaders thought themselves as rulers like kings and behaved accordingly,” said Nepal. He alleged that the NC had showed reluctance to hand over power to the left alliance even after their victory in the election.

He also criticised the Election Commission for not disclosing parliamentary proportional representation election result for a long time. He asked EC officials to rethink their decision to hold up poll results indefinitely.

He said people expected political stability, prosperity, development and national dignity from the government of the left alliance, leader Nepal said that the new government would fulfil the people’s aspirations.