Kathmandu, May 17
Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli says the main opposition Nepali Congress will soon lose its position as a competitor of his party as the UML is unifying with the CPN-Maoist Centre.
The two communist parties are preparing to announce the merger in Kathmandu this afternoon. Just hours before the announcement, Oli says the Congress now cannot compete with the unified party and it will be forced to support to the left force.
Speaking at a function organised by both the parties on the occasion of death anniversary of communist leader Madan Bhandari, Oli said he, however, would take the Congress also into confidence and it would be asked to contribute to the holistic development of the country.
The leader was of the view that the announcement of unification would have immediate and longterm impacts on the country.
Speaking at the function, Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the unification of two parties would be a true tribute to Bhandari, who redefined Nepal’s communist movement.
Published on May 17th, Thursday, 2018 10:30 AM