HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli today conferred with the Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala at the latter’s Maharajgunj residence and asked him to come up with a clear stand to oust the caretaker government from power for the formation of a unity government.
Their meeting comes a day after the Unified CPN-Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, during a press meet in Siraha, had warned the opposition parties that the incumbent government could last 25 years if they remained adamant to reach consensus on the contentious issues.
Oli is also learnt to have asked Koirala to name prime ministerial candidate from his party at the earliest.
“The country is heading towards prolonged political deadlock as the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML have failed to take concrete decisions in giving outlet to the current political and constitutional deadlock facing the country,” Krishna Gopal Shrestha, a UML central committee member quoted the UML leader as telling Koirala.
Oli, who left for New Delhi today for what Shrestha said ‘regular health check up’ after the meeting, had also asked the Congress leader to make their stand clear to overthrow the Baburam Bahttarai-led coalition government during their ongoing CWC meeting.
The CPN-UML leader is returning home on August 23. Shrestha said he would also meet some Indian leaders during his stay in New Delhi.
Dahal has singled out Koirala and Oli, blaming them for the deepening political crisis that emerged after the Constituent Assembly dissolution on May 27.
According to Shrestha, Oli blamed NC’s inability to choose prime ministerial candidate from his party that helped prolong the tenure of the UCPN-Maoist led caretaker government.
The CPN-UML leader has been insisting that he is ready to lead the next unity government if the Nepali Congress fails to choose its own candidate for stewardship of the new