KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The CPN (Maoist Centre) and the CPN (United) have announced unification between the two leftist forces to bolster their performance in the upcoming polls.
Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and CPN (United) Chairman Ganesh Saha announced the merger between the two parties amid a formal function organized in the capital on Wednesday. The two leftist leaders also signed a joint press statement mentioning their unification.
CPN (United) was forced to go for merger with the Maoist Center fearing that it would be wiped out by the threshold provision. The party has three seats in parliament.
Addressing the function, Chairman Dahal described the merger as a step ahead toward what he called “the socialist revolution”. He said that the grand alliance of the leftist parties will pave the way for political stability and economic prosperity.
“Leftist parties have overwhelming support and goodwill of the voters. There is two-thirds mandate of the leftist forces in Nepal. The model of the socialist revolution could be developed only if the leftist forces come together,” said Dahal.
“My plan is to bring all the leftist parties together to make a unified communist party. I am working on it,” said Dahal.
Saha said that his party decided to merge with the Maoist Center to end ‘feudalism’ in Nepal.
“Greater unity among the communists is a must to get rid of feudalism in Nepal,” he said.