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Left alliance to form joint task forces today

The left alliance’s PartyUnification Coordination Committee is likely to form  two joint taskforces tomorrow to work on the unified party’s structure and politicalideology.

The task forces will have tocomplete their tasks before formation of a new government, according to CPN-MCleader Shakti Bahadur Basnet, who met party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today anddiscussed unification issues with him.

According to Basnet, Oli and Dahalwill be given respectable roles in the unified party. He hinted that the primeminister and the party chair would not be the same person. Sources said the UMLhad floated the idea of having two chairpersons — one having major role ofleading the government and another heading the party.

According to Narayan KajiShrestha, a senior leader of CPN-MC, task forces will resolve issues relatedto  organisational structure, including leadership roles andresponsibilities, as well as ideological common ground for the unified party.According to him, left alliance leaders will formulate methodology forresolving ideological issues.

CPN-MC leaders have been sayingthat unification of the two parties should be the first priority, while UMLleaders say government should be formed first and unification can happen later.

Oli and Dahal today consultedtheir parties’ leaders on National Assembly election, provincial governmentformation and appointment of governors of seven provinces.

Oli convened the UML standingcommittee meeting at his residence, while Dahal  consulted CPN-MC leadersNarayan Kaji Shrestha, Ram Bahadur Thapa, Barshaman Pun and Shakti BahadurBasnet at the party’s headquarters.

He instructed the party’s rankand file not to adopt any stance, express individual thoughts or make
comments in a way that could complicate unification between the CPN-MC and theUML.

Oli also told leaders torefrain from making negative comments about unification between the CPN-UML andthe CPN-MC.

According to senior UML leaderSubas Chandra Nembang, Oli told the meeting that delay in holding NationalAssembly election and announcing results of parliamentary and provincialproportional representation elections was deliberate and had no legaljustification.

According to UML StandingCommittee member Surendra Panday, the meeting also agreed to form necessarycommittees for party unification.

Oli is likely to fly to Bangkokfor a routine health check-up on Wednesday.

Left alliance leaders say theparty unification process will be concluded on the basis of the seven-pointagreement reached on October 3.

Source: The Himalayan Times, 9th January2018


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