Late this evening, a meeting of the task force organized to resolve intraparty disagreements in the CPN (UML) came to a conclusion. Gokarna Raj Bista, UML Secretary and member of the taskforce, said the meeting ended a while ago with a goal of reaching a resolution on the contested subjects.
The Party’s Standing Committee meeting, which was scheduled for Sunday with the intention of approving the task force agreement, has been rescheduled for Monday, while the party’s central committee meeting has been called for 11:00 a.m. on July 13, according to CPN (UML) Central Office Secretary Sher Bahadur Tamang.
Disputes erupted in the CPN (UML) after Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dissolved the House of Representatives on May 23, despite the formation of a 10-member task group on May 16 by CPN (UML) Chairman Oli and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal on the basis of a consensus.
After days of reunion-centered talks, the ruling CPN-two UML’s antagonistic factions have finally struck an agreement on “agreeing to agree.”
For the time being, the task group constituted to settle current difficulties between the two parties has reached a 10-point agreement, which will now be shared with the two leaders.
For the time being, the two sides have agreed to address all existing conflicts and deal with concerns internally.
A 14-hour meeting of politicians from opposing sides paved the way for the probable reconciliation of party chair Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and senior UML figure Madhav Kumar Nepal, who have been at odds for months.
Leaders Subash Nembang, Bishnu Paudel, Pradeep Gyawali, Shankar Pokhrel, and Bishnu Rimal have been initiating negotiations with Nepal-Khanal faction leaders Bhim Rawal, Ghanashyam Bhusal, Surendra Pandey, Gokarna Bista, and Raghuji Panta on Oli’s behalf.
While the Oli-led side’s leaders arrived at Singhadurbar early on Sunday morning, members of Nepal’s circle’s ‘unity-taskforce’ arrived later.
The agreement paper written by Oli-faction leaders was sent back by Nepal before the meeting could resume because he objected with the use of certain wording that, he thought, would mislead the courts. However, in what may be described as a breakthrough agreement, the two sides have decided to put their differences on paper and work toward reconciliation for the time being.