Kathmandu, Nepal, June 7, 2021:The interparty wrangling in the ruling CPN UML would not come to end but likely to escalate further moving towards the party into formal split. As the Madhav Kumar Nepal-led dissident faction of the party has rejected the offer made by Chairman K P Oli to revive all party committees prior to May 17, 2018 to save the party unity, the ongoing reconciliation attempt of the party is believed to have come to end.
Following rounds of discussions in different levels, the Nepal-led faction has reached on the conclusion on Monday that the six-point proposal put forth by Oli on Sunday evening harbors an ill-intention to divide their faction, weaken the parliamentary system and to create hurdles to take forward the communist movement in new way.
Likewise, the Nepal-led faction has decided to expedite formation of parallel party committees all across the country in a bid to form a new party.
Issuing a statement on Monday evening to response Oli's call for the party unity in six-point, leader Nepal has not only rejected the proposal terming as meaningless but put forth a conduction to withdraw the decision to dissolve the House of Representatives (HOR). Before issuing the statement, the Nepal-led faction had held a virtual meeting of Standing Committee.
Oli had on Sunday evening issued a statement expressing a commitment to revive all party committees that existed before the unification between the UML and CPN (Maoist Center) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal on May 17, 2018.
Though the Nepal-led dissident faction has been putting forth a conduction to bring back the party before the unification with the Maoist Center, it has rejected the Oli’s proposal stating that Oli has brought the proposal in line with his factional interest but not to keep the party unity intact.
Oli's proposal to revive the party committees that existed before May 17, 2018 was not aimed at creating conducive environment for the party unity, reads the statement. Nepal led faction has a demand to revive all party committees that existed before the unification between the UML and Maoist Center on May 16, 2018.
Oli’s conduction to withdraw signatures provided by the lawmakers close to the Nepal-led faction to make Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba a new prime minister is also rejected by the Nepal led faction stating that the signatures put in the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court to reinstate dissolved House of Representatives, would not be withdrawn.