Oli to contest UML chairperson’s post

Says UML mulling over quitting the govt

Rupandehi, November 30:

CPN-UML standing committee member KP Sharma Oli today said his party was thinking of quitting the government.

Speaking at a press conference organised by the Rupandehi chapter of Press Chautari Nepal here, he said, “As the Maoist-led government is heading nowhere, CPN-UML is thinking of quitting the government.”

“The UNL has had enough, as the government is not sincere to accomplish any particular task,” he said. CPN-UML would hold final talks with the Maoists soon on the issue, he said.

If the government did not improve its working style, it would be impossible to stay in the government, he said.

He urged the Maoists to take concrete actions for drafting the new constitution, working for PLA integration, management of weapons and taking the peace process to a logical conclusion.

“Integration will be based on the Comprehensive Peace Accord,” he said.

Saying that the CPN-Maoist was not abiding by the past agreements and living a capitalist life style, he called them to follow the politics of consensus. He stressed on guaranteeing the rights of all stakeholders in the new statute.

Hinting at filing his candidacy for the post of chairperson in the forthcoming eighth convention of the party, he said, “I deserve the post of the chairman. I don’t have any desire of being the general secretary of the party.”