Friday, July 25, 2008

NC-UML-MJF alliance will remain intact: K.P Oli

Senior UML leader K.P Sharma Oli has said the alliance of Nepal Congress (NC), UML and Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) will remain intact, and hinted that the UML was going to stake its claim for government's leadership if the three-party combine moved on to form the new government.

"The three-party alliance will not break at any cost. All 25 parties should come together to write the new constitution," Oli said.

Speaking at the Reporters Club in the capital Thursday, Oli, who is said to have played an active role in forming the alliance of the three parties, ruled out the possibility of the Maoists leading the new government.

Saying that the party taking the leadership of the upcoming government must be ready to give powerful portfolios to the allies, Oli insisted that next government should be led by UML general secretary Jhala Nath Khanal.

"Our party is ready to take government's leadership and is capable of doing so. Our general secretary should be made Prime Minister."

The outspoken UML leader even went on to say that his party was ready to share some important portfolios with the Maoists if the latter agreed to join the government under the UML.

However, three is no possibility of exclusive alliance between the UML and the Maoists, he declared, adding that the NC-UML-MJF alliance was not targeted against any particular party.

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