CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Oli has indicated that he will move ahead with the legislative amendment proposal to make the chairperson powerful in the party.
UML chairman Oli who got legislative amendment proposal to elect only the chairperson and central members from the general convention through a central committee in a meeting attended by his faction leaders on August 9, reiterated on the need to make the chairman strong again on Wednesday. As per the newly amended legislation of the party, 12 office bearers will be nominated by the Central Committee.
Although the disgruntled leaders had earlier criticized the amendment, cunningly Chairman Oli repeated his conviction about the powerful Chairman the days after the leaders rejoined the party meeting.
Speaking at a press conference at the Tulsi Lal Memorial Foundation, on Wednesday, UML Chairman Oli said, “If we introduce a system of electing a president from a central member, there will always be a plot to change the president; this will cause instability in the party.”
While the UML had accepted the multi-party system from the eighth and ninth general conventions, the forthcoming 10th convention is likely to empower the chairperson again.