UML Task Force Begins Fresh Efforts To Resolve Party Dispute

The ruling CPN-UML on Monday initiated a fresh effort to resolve the intra-party dispute by reviving the 10-member task force, assigned to suggest ways to resolve differences between the top party leaders and holding its first meeting after May 21.
The task force members have begun a formal consultation since Monday evening to find a middle way to resolve the differences in the party and keep the party unity intact. Talking to The Rising Nepal, party spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said the task force had a preliminary discussion on Monday.
According to him, the meeting was held with a positive thinking to keep the party unity intact. The members also agreed to meet on Tuesday, he said.
Gyawali said during the meeting the task force also updated the progress made by the task force members through the informal consultations to create an atmosphere to maintain the party unity.
Though the task force had remained inactive for the time being, the members of the task force had been regularly holding informal consultation, he said.
Another member of the task force, Subash Nembang said the revived task force began consultation from Monday.
“The meeting was started with a commitment to bring the process of the party unity a conclusion,” he added.
Talking with the media after the meeting, leader Nembang said the meeting was concluded in a positive note.
Senior leaders Nembang and Bhim Rawal are leading the task force, which comprises Bishnu Poudel, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Shankar Pokharel and Bishnu Rimal from chairman and Prime KP Sharma Oli’s side and Ganshyam Bhusal, Gokarna Bista, Surendra Pandey and Raghuji Panta from the side of Madhav Kumar Nepal.
On May 16 this year, party chairman Oli and Nepal had agreed to form the task force by comprising five leaders each from both sides, to prepare a modality to forge the consensus and resurrect the party as it was on May 16, 2018, before the unification of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre).
Earlier, the task force had failed to make any headway to resolve the intraparty dispute after Bhim Rawal and some members of the task force, close of Nepal-Khanal faction, faced disciplinary action.
The task force has not hold any meeting since May 21.

Source : TRN,