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UML-Maoist should not forget the promises
  Kathmandu, Nepal      April 27 2018


The widening differences between CPN-UML and CPN Maoist Center over the issue of unifying the party by settling the contentious issues is tried to patch up for now. CPN UML Chair KP Oli and CPN Maoist Center Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal have taken responsibility to resolve the difference related to the party unification. One-to-one talks held on Monday between the both the chairs is said to have reached on consensus to settle the ‘misunderstandings’ surrounded over the fate of party unification. Though the leaders from both the sides have not stopped yet to parrot to end the unity process by April 22, coinciding to the establishment of Nepal’s communist party in Nepal, it would not possible even if the two chairs worked out day and night to settle the differences. It is used to say now that the possibility of ending the unity process was distracted after Maoist Center demanded equal share in to be formed party. The UML has labeled the Maoist Center’s demand as of a beginning to backtrack from the decision to make a single communist party. The leaders from both the sides have an expectation that a concrete proposal regarding the party unifications including the power-sharing deal would be prepared by both the chairs for further consultations. 
Though the ascendancy of communism does not sound good, Nepali people have pinned high hopes from the incumbent government to lead the country towards stability and development. The people in general have also been watching cautiously to the recent differences related to the unity process of the two communist parties. As two communist parties have bagged the majority in the parliament by selling the agendas of political stability during the elections and subsequently formed the incumbent government, it is obvious that the country would plunge into another political instability even if the unity process was derailed in any pretext. When the two parties had announced unification deal in October 2017 and signed a seven point deal on February, not only the sympathizers of the two communist parties but also the people in general had radiated their hopes of political stability in the country. However, the differences surfaced in the recent times are dampening all these hopes. As the left alliance has been handed over a clear mandate to run the government for the next five years, it would be nothing than betray to those people who had voted the leftist alliance with an expectations of political stability.
It is likely that planned unification could be delayed not for a few weeks but for few months, thanks to the growing trust deficit between the two sides.  Even though the leaders from both the sides have not stopped to parrot that unity among the two parties would be materialized immediately, dozens of contentious issues have to be settled before declaring the party unification. It seems that the differences among the two parties have not limited on the issue of power sharing deal, ideology of to be united parties and others but in the government level as well. Recently, the Ministers represent to the Maoist Center in the incumbent government had been exerting pressure to the party leadership to correct the working style of primer Oli. Maoist leaders have also accused the Primer Oli of taking decisions unilaterally without consulting to the Maoist leadership. Personal attitude and working style of primer Oli is said to have irritated the Maoist ministers and the party leaders. We have nothing affection or prejudice with the leftist alliance but an urge is that the mandate given by the people should not be curtailed on the name of power sharing. Two parties must not forget the promises they had made to the people during the election campaign.