Dahal to quit party leadership for sake of party unity
KATHMANDU, June 13: A Standing Committee (SC) meeting of the establishment faction of the UCPN (Maoist) decided on Wednesday that party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal would be ready to quit the party leadership to prevent party from splitting.
The decision comes at a time when the dissident faction of the Maoist led by Senior Vice-chairman Mohan Baidya called a national gathering for June 15 in a bid to form a new party.
The meeting held this morning has also decided to remodel party’s strategic line and keep revolutionary legacy of the party intact for the sake of party’s unity, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, a SC members informed. He said that the meeting has also urged for the party unity.
Similarly, the meeting also stressed on the need of formation of a national consensus government after forging consensus among the political parties.
A crucial meeting between two rival factions is also scheduled for this afternoon as a last bid to prevent party split.
The talks between the rival factions of the UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday had ended inconclusively after both the factions refused to budge from their stances on a host of issues that have divided them since last August. However, both had agreed to sit again for talks today.