Reports of shying away from unification baseless: Prachanda


CHITWAN, Dec 26: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Tuesday brushed off the reports of enjoying his leisure skirting the unification of the Maoist Center and CPN-UML as baseless.

“I am here not to spend time. I came here after consultations with UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli. There is no doubt party unification will take place,” he said while speaking at a program organized by the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Rampur to congratulate and give best wishes to newly elected parliament and provincial members.

In another context, the former Prime Minister said he was taking efforts to resolve the issue related to the ownership of physical property between the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and the Tribhuvan University. “The AFU should be developed as a center of excellence,” he said.

On the occasion, newly elected parliamentary member Krishna Bhakta Pokharel stressed the need for developing the AFU as a model university, while the university vice-chancellor Prof Dr Ishwori Prasad Dhakal apprised of the situation of the university.