UML-Maoist merger: Top leaders’ meeting underway at Baluwatar

Top leaders of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre hold a meeting to discuss their unification, on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Photo: PM Oli’s Secretariat

Kathmandu, April 17

Top leaders of the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre are holding a meeting at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar to discuss key contentious issues blocking the proposed unification of two parties.

The two parties have agreed to announce the long-awaited merger on April 22. However, they have disagreements on three key issues including whether to mention ‘people’s war’ in the party statute, what the election symbol will be and what the ratio of two parties in the unified central committee will be.

This meeting of Party Unification Coordination Committee is expected to settle all the issues and make the unification certain.

Chairman KP Sharma Oli, senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, Vice-Chairman Bamdev Gautam and General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel from the UML and Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, senior leaders Narayan Kaji Shrestha and Ram Bahadur Thapa from the Maoist Centre are members of the committee.

Published on April 17th, Tuesday, 2018 10:47 AM

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