UML taskforce ‘nears consensus’ to settle intra-party feuds

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Kathmandu: The 10-member taskforce formed by the ruling party CPN-UML to resolve the disputed issues in the party has ‘neared consensus’.

The taskforce prepared the draft for the consensus on those contentious issues, which will be made public on Saturday after considering some word correction in the draft, according to UML Spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.

The taskforce’s meeting on Friday went intensely and cordially, said Gyawali, choosing not to divulge into further details the meeting’s agendas and its conclusion.

UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and senior party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal had agreed to form the taskforce to find out ways and means to iron out the differences between the establishment parties and the disgruntled faction within the party.

Disputes had flared up in the party following the dissolution of the House of Representatives on May 22 for the second time.

Party Chairperson and Prime Minister Oli has urged those 23 UML parliamentarians who were ousted from their party to rescind their signatures on the document proposing the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the next Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, disgruntled leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has been pressing for running the party in the modality prior to its merger with the CPN (Maoist Center) in 2018.