Nepal wants eight-party unity strengthened

Kathmandu, June 28:

General Secretary of the CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal today underscored the need to strengthen the eight-party unity to “foil all possible conspiracies” being hatched by regressive elements.

Presenting a political report in the central committee meeting at the party office, Balkhu, Nepal also stressed the need to consolidate the achievements of Jana Andolan-II by formulating “progressive agendas.”

The report said that it is necessary that the Nepali Congress (NC) be “convinced” on dumping its current stance on monarchy and taking decisions in favour of a republic.

Nepal’s report also stressed initiation of an “ideological struggle” against the extreme Leftist viewpoint of the Maoists.

“It is high time that our party initiated an ideological struggle in an effective manner against the Maoists to help transform their ideology,” the report said.

Nepal also laid emphasis on a “united and centralised” party strength to face CA polls. Speaking in the meeting today, the party’s leaders suggested that the party’s general convention be held only after the polls. Some leaders argued that convening the general convention before the polls could hamper preparations for the elections.