UML directs province and local level representatives to stand against party split
KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN-UML has directed its province and local level representatives to not take part in the party split.
Issuing an intra-party directive, party Chairman KP Sharma Oli urged the representatives not to be influenced by the ordinance brought to split the party.
“There is a provision in the recently issued ordinance, brought with an intention to split the party, that even the local level representatives can abandon the party. The meeting also concluded that the provision of the ordinance was against the spirit of the constitution and decided to move the court against it,” reads the inter party directive signed by party Chairman KP Sharma Oli.
The meeting has directed the province assembly members and local representatives to stand against the party split and to play an active role in support of the party.
Earlier on Sunday, the Election Commission on Sunday set a deadline of September 7 to those province and local level representatives who want to join newly formed parties.
According to the ordinance, Madhav Kumar Nepal revolted in the CPN-UML and formed the CPN (Unified Socialist) while Mahantha Thakur formed the Democratic Socialist Party-Nepal.
The province lawmakers and local representatives of the UML and JSP-N will be able to choose CPN (Unified Socialist) and Democratic Socialist Party -Nepal within the given timeframe and for that the UML and JSP-N cannot take action against them.