The ruling CPN-UML taskforce of ten members formed to resolve the party’s disputed issues has “neared consensus.”
According to UML Spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, the taskforce prepared a draft for the consensus on those contentious issues, which will be made public on Saturday after some word corrections in the draft.
The taskforce meeting on Friday was intense and cordial, according to Gyawali, who declined to go into further detail about the agenda and conclusion of the meeting.
The taskforce was formed by UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli and senior party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal to find ways and means to bridge the gap between the establishment parties and the disgruntled faction within the party.
Disputes had erupted within the party following the dissolution of the House of Representatives for the second time on May 22.
Party Chairperson and Prime Minister Oli has urged the 23 UML parliamentarians who were expelled from the party to withdraw their signatures on the document proposing the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the next Prime Minister.