Chitwan, October 7
Nepal Communist Party-Mashal General Secretary Mohan Bikram Singh made it clear today that his party would not join the merger of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre, charging that the parties had deviated from leftist ideology.
Speaking at a press meet organised at Gaindakot in Nawalpur today, the veteran communist leader was of the view that any merger between the two communist parties could not be considered unity among leftist forces of the country.
“There is no prospect of our party unifying with UML and CPN-Maoist Centre at the moment,” Singh said. He however said his party could consider to go for merger provided the two parties amended their policies.
He described the unification bid as a positive step and said his party could forge working and electoral alliance with the Maoist-UML alliance. Singh charged that UML and CPN-MC were not communist parties fundamentally.
Singh accused India of meddling in Nepal’s internal affairs and blamed the southern neighbouring country for the rift between UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN-Maoists Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during the time when UML led the government. Singh stressed the need to forge unity among all parties to implement the new statute. He said that his party would participate in the upcoming provincial polls.
A version of this article appears in print on October 08, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.