UML will regain lost vigour in two years: Khanal

Kathmandu, May 14:

Standing committee member of the CPN-UML Jhalanath Khanal today said the party should take the ideology of ‘multiparty peoples’ democracy’ in a creative way to give a new vigour to the party.

Addressing a function organised to mark the 19th establishment day of Democratic National Youth Federation (DNYF), the youth wing of the party, Khanal said the UML was not defeated as humiliatingly as the media portrayed in the CA polls. “We will emerge as the leading party within the next two years,” he claimed.

Khanal said the monarchy would be abolished within the next two weeks and the nation would enter a new era.

He said the CA polls had paved way for seven major achievements: end to monarchy, federal democratic republic, state restructure, inclusive democracy, abolition of feudalism through revolutionary land reforms, lasting peace and a new constitution. Khanal said the Maoists would be finished if they failed to correct themselves.

UML acting general secretary Amrit Bohora urged UML’s youths to dwell on party’s ideology and stand firm on it. He further said the party could not fight with full strength in the election due to the poor turnout of youths.

He said the major concern for his party at present was to lead the nation towards a federal democratic republic through consensus among all parties.

Founding president of the DNYF and standing committee member of the party KP Oli said ‘multiparty peoples’ democracy’ was the only true ideology needed for the country.

He said property of the king should be nationalised. “We have differences with the Maoists over economic policy,” he said. Former DNYF president Gokarna Bista said a new type of revolt would begin if the king’s property were not nationalised.

At the function, newly elected CA members of the party were felicitated.