PM Oli calls for unity among leftist forces

Kathmandu, December 13

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today appealed to all the leftist forces in the country to unite.

Addressing a function organised to felicitate 98-year-old communist leader of Pyuthan, Khagulal Gurung, in the capital today, PM Oli, on behalf of the largest communist party of the country, urged all veteran left leaders to consider Gurung’s wishes to see a unified left force in the country.

“Gone are the days when leaders had to remain underground. Now the left leaders should fight openly,” he said, urging CPN-Revolutionary Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya to enjoy the freedom from the cage.“Cage is a cage even if it is made up of gold.

Therefore, we must not remain inside the cage,” he said, adding that he was ready to make honest efforts for the unity of left forces in the country.

Addressing the same function, Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said, “It wouldn’t be right to say that ideological differences were the sole reason for division between communist forces.”

Dahal, however, said communist parties could unify in ways other than unification of all left forces.

CPN leader Mohan Bikram Singh also stressed the need for unity among left forces.

During the function, Gurung had requested the leaders and the government to construct road to his village, implement the new constitution and forge unity among the all the left forces.