UML leaders will not make conflicting statements: Chair Khanal

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal

KATHMANDU: CPN (UML) Chairman Jhalanath Khanal has said that decision of the CPN-Maoist and some other political parties not to hold talks with the government regarding the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) polls was an undemocratic practice.

At a programme today on ‘Contemporary Politics: CPN (UML) and Roles of Intellectuals’ in the capital, Khanal said those skipping talks with the government would be sidelined themselves as all problems should be resolved through talks in a democracy.

Urging the dissenting political parties for talks and elections, the UML chair said the era of brining changes through the violent politics was ended.

During the programme, the intellectuals had expressed concerns to UML leaders’ conflicting and ambiguous statements in a same issue.

In response, Khanal pledged to come up with a univocal statement. “Now onwards all UML leaders would deliver same kind of message. We will be the largest political force in the upcoming CA polls,” Khanal said.