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‘Unification, government formation together’

Top leaders of the left alliance today said formation of the newgovernment and unification between CPN-UML and CPN-MC would go onsimultaneously.

Addressingthe launch of a book ‘Nepal Nava NirmanMahaabhiyan’ written by UML Vice-chairBam Dev Gautam, top left alliance leaders said there was no problem in unifyingthe two parties.

UML Chair KPSharma Oli said the two parties would use the time before formation of thegovernment to prepare for unity. “We will decide on unification after knowing whena new government will be formed.” He said forces were trying to derailunification, but the process would move ahead unhindered. “The UML and CPN-MCcan form the central government and also six provincial governments. We canalso form governments in 40 per cent of local levels and lead the process ofattaining the goals of prosperity,” Oli added.

CPN-MC ChairPushpa Kamal Dahal said there was no going back on the unification process asthe fresh mandate had approved the left alliance. “Acid test has begun for theleft alliance to achieve the goals of prosperity and stability pledged duringpolls,” he added.

He saidGautam’s book had not mentioned the significance of the 12-point agreement.“Significance of the 12-point agreement cannot be undermined. Gautam failed toadequately mention the agreement and has thus undermined the significance ofthe agreement,” Dahal added.

Oli said theNepali Congress and some agencies were trying to delay formation of the newgovernment. “A democratic party offered to make a leader prime minister forfive years just to stop someone from becoming the prime minister, Oli said inan oblique reference to Deuba’s offer to make Dahal the prime minister for fiveyears if he forged alliance with the NC.

Oli said theleft alliance government would have balanced relations with all countries andit would not adopt any policy that could render the country a satellite ordependent.

Gautam saidhis book stated in a nutshell that Nepal needed to adopt the policy ofachieving dynamic growth and not gradual growth to achieve the goals ofeconomic prosperity.

Source: TheHimalayan Times, 31st December 2017

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