Kathmandu, January 27
A senior leader of the Nepal Communist Party, Bamdev Gautam, says he still believes that two factions of the party can be united again. He announced a campaign with an aim of unifying the party, in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
Gautam’s statement comes when it has already been more than a month since the two factions of the Nepal Communist Party have parted their ways. Although the Election Commission has recently refused to acknowledge the party split legally, the factions have continued activities against each other.
But, speaking in a function organised to launch his campaign today, Gautam said many members of the party would support his campaign. Although first-rung leaders of the party split, other leaders are worried about the future of the party, according to him.
He said both chairmen of both sides, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, were responsible for the party split.