CPN Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has assured senior party leaders that he has not reached agreement with fellow Chairman and Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli.
He has briefed so to senior leaders Jhala Nath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, CPN Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha and others during the meeting at his residence in Khumaltar Sunday morning. Many standing committee members of the Dahal-Nepal faction including Raghuji Panta, Bhim Rawal, Bhim Acharya, Beduram Bhusal, Gokarna Bista, Surendra Pandey, Ashta Laxmi Shakya, Mukunda Neupane, Yubaraj Gyawali, Barsha Man Pun, Matrika Yadav, Pampha Bhusal and others had also joined the meeting.
"No agreement has been reached. This is a thing that will weaken me. I have expressed disagreement. It has been brought out in a wrong manner," a standing committee member quoted Dahal as saying. "Unification process has yet to conclude. Membership will have to be decided and there should be debate about ideology. General convention cannot be held merely by announcing."
Dahal assured that he cannot move forward against the will of the leaders. He stated that the issue was only discussed in the secretariat meeting and he has yet to respond to that. He complained that an issue that has not been agreed has been publicized as an agreement.
"We only discussed yesterday. I have not said yes or no to that. I have already refuted that last night," another leader quoted Dahal as saying. "All this is sponsored. Nothing has happened."
He claimed he went to meet the president suddenly and it was not pre-scheduled but did not reveal what transpired during the meeting with the president.
Dahal and Oli had left for the Shital Niwas immediately after the secretariat meeting on Saturday. CPN General Secretary Bishnu Paudel, Shankar Pokharel, Barsha Man Pun and Janardan Sharma had also accompanied the two chairmen to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
Published Date: Sunday, Shrawan 4, 2077, 13:05:00