Oli, Dahal agree on NCP’s political line after 13 months of merger

L-R: KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Kathmandu, July 7

Around 13 months after they announced the merger of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre to form the Nepal Communist Party, its two chairmen have agreed on the party’s political line and other key documents, sources claim.

Differences between KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairmen of dissolved UML and and Maoist Centre respectively, have left the merger at lower levels incomplete. Likewise, the party has not been able to publish its political report till now.

One of the key differences was about the party’s guiding principle. The UML side was advocating for People’s Multiparty Democracy whereas the Maoist Centre side was for People’s Democracy.

But, the two leaders discussed various contentious issues for around two hours on Sunday morning and made an agreement, according to sources.

Other leaders of the party had assigned the two chairpersons to finalise the issues around one year ago.

However, the leaders failed to make any concrete progress. Recently, the party’s secretariat meeting had questioned when the disputes would be over. In response, both Oli and Dahal had said they would settle it soon.

A few week back, Oli had said Madan Bhandari’s People’s Multiparty Democracy was called People’s Democracy these days, suggesting that the two lines were identical in essence.

Meanwhile, the party is yet to finalise responsibilities of its central committee members.


Published on July 7th, Sunday, 2019 1:05 PM

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