Oli-Dahal meeting concludes, unification coordination committee meeting on Wednesday


The coordination committee for unification of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) will meet on Wednesday.

The meeting has been scheduled after the one-on-one meeting between CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli and his CPN (Maoist Center) counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday. The chairman duo discussed about party unification and government formation.

Speaking in the meeting of top leaders of Maoist Center held after the meeting with Oli, Dahal said he will again meet with Oli on Tuesday.

The two leaders had met at a house in Lalitpur at around 10:15 in the morning. The meeting focused on leadership of the unified party, according to a UML source.

Maoist Center has proposed that a single person should not lead both the unified party and the government, and claimed that Dahal should get to lead the party if Oli becomes prime minister (PM). But UML does not seem prepared to hand over the reins of the party to Dahal yet. UML has proposed that Oli should be PM and there should be two co-chairmen to lead the party.

The differing stance on leadership has not just slowed the unification process but has even created doubts about unification altogether in recent days. UML leaders have taken Dahal’s remark in Chitwan that he can take a new leap if necessary as a threat to abandon unification process.

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