No general convention of party prior to term expiry, UML Chief Khanal says

CPN UML Chairman Jhalnath Khanal

KATHMANDU: At a time when a faction in the party led by senior leader KP Sharma Oli is demanding to conduct the General Convention sooner than later, the CPN (UML) Chairman has rejected such convention prior to completion his five-year tenure.

Talking to journalist Rishi Dhamala for his famous TV talk show–The RD Show– UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal said, “I am surprised why Oliji (KP Oli) is raising such issue outside the party instead of putting them in the party meeting.”

The program would be aired in Himalayan Television at 9:05 pm today.

Khanal also said that indiscipline has increased in the party and the issue of general convention raised by leader Oli outside the party forums would be tabled in the next meeting of the party’s central committee.

Saying that party’s statute has guaranteed provision of extending the party’s central committee tenure by one more year, Khanal also hinted at the term extension of the central committee till February 2015.

During the interview, Khanal has announced his candidacy in the party’s top post in the upcoming general convention.
On a separate context, the UML Chairman said the UML would stand victorious in the upcoming CA election.

“Prachandaji’s party would reach either third or fourth because he has not agenda, slogan and stance left,” Khanal who was the leader of third party in the erstwhile CA said.