Oli, not NC, is responsible for UML split: Pushpa Bhushal

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KATHMANDU, October 1: Pushpa Bushal, the whip of Nepali Congress (NC), has said Chairman of CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli is solely responsible for the split of his party. She added that the Nepali Congress (NC)did not have any role to play in the split.

In an interview with Ratopati, NC Whip Bhusal maintained that Oli’s unconstitutional moves, but not the NC, resulted in the split of the CPN (UML).

“CPN (UML) suffered split not because the NC came into power. If we look into the background of UML’s split, it dates way back.  The Oli-led government was never responsible toward parliament, the constitution and the citizens. The then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli kept on taking unconstitutional moves challenging the constitution itself. He misused the majority government. He dissolved the House of Representatives (HoR) not once but twice. Oli’s move triggered protests and demonstrations a which can be considered the beginning phase of the split of CPN (UML),” said Bhusal.

Earlier, the government introduced a ‘party split ordinance which allowed the political parties to split if 20 percent members of the Central Committee or Parliamentary party opted to form a new political party.

When asked whether the ordinance introduced by the government helped the splinter faction of UML-led by Madhav Kumar Nepal form a new party, Bhusal said that the ordinance was for national politics. “Oli dissolved parliament and was looking forward to a midterm election. For the effective implementation of the constitution and stable government a majority government was essential, so the ordinance was introduced and annulled after fulfilling its objectives,” she said.

Read the full interview here: 



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