Oli reiterates commitment to stand against amendment bill
Kathmandu, Feb 27 : CPN (UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that his party would not allow the House to pass the constitution amendment bill under any circumstances.
Addressing a programme organised at the party central office Dhumbarahi to welcome newcomers to the party, leader Oli argued the amendment bill was not in the interests of the nation.
He went on to say that the efforts were on to divide the nation into mountain, hill and Tarai and which, as he claimed, was just a mockery of nationalism. The CPN (UML ) was committed to safeguarding national sovereignty and geographical integrity, he added.
Giving his views about the forthcoming Free Students Union, he accused the Nepali Congress of trying to foil the election as it feared of the possible defeat of its student wing in the election.
He challenged the ruling parties to respond to media reports there was a game of money in the recent appointment of ambassadors for various countries.
Also speaking on the occasion, party Secretary Pradeep Gyawali said the decade-long Maoist insurgency dampened the aspirations of youths. “The then Maoist leaders who had advocated against the bourgeois education persuaded children of poor households to quit schools and in contrary sent their children abroad for study. On the one hand, they played with the fate of youths and on the other, looted Maoist fighters while they were leaving the cantonments.”
Party Vice-Chairwoman Asta Laxmi Shakya, office secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha and party district chair Krishna Rai highlighted on the necessity of holding the three-tier elections within the constitutional deadline.
On the occasion, a group also comprising CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Kapan Pokhrel and CPN (Maoist Revolutionary) Mohan Baidya faction’s Santosh Khadka were welcomed to the party.