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UML, Maoist formally unite to become NCP

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KATHMANDU — The two communist partoes — CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) — have formally announced their unification on Thursday becoming a new party called Nepal Communist Party (NCP), eight months after the two ruling parties made an initial agreement on a party unity.

Both the parties endorsed the decision of the Party Unification Coordination Committee (PUCC) to unify the party.

The formal announcement of unification between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) to form Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been made amid a press conference in the capital. The press conference was organised at City Hall in Kathmandu.

Leaders of the party, including chairpersons KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other senior leaders Madhav Kumar Nepal, Janardan Sharma, including others, addressed the conference.

The Co-chair duo Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal of the newly formed NCP addressed the mass after official announcement of the unification. The leaders reiterated the commitment to fight corruption and walk on the path of economic prosperity and social justice.

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“Pushpa Lal Shrestha would be happy today to see his dream of one strong communist party ruling the nation with comfortable majority being realised and now we have achieved that,” said Prime Minister Oli.

“The unification will now help government to achieve the goal of prosperous Nepal.”

Likewise, Co-chair Dahal said that after the unification, party’s sole objective is to build a prosperous Nepal. Dahal said the unification between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is like forming water by combining hydrogen and oxygen.

“We communists leaders have devoted decades to change the governance system,” Dahal said, “Now there will be no UML or Maoist Centre, we are Nepal Communist Party and there will be no issues among the leaders of the unified party.”

Dahal termed the unification between the two communist forces as a ‘great step’.

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Govt committed to develop Tarai region : PM Oli

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed the need to revolutionize and modernize the agriculture sector in Province 2.

Addressing the the provincial assembly of Province 2 in Janakpur on Saturday, PM Oli said that doing so would help to increase production by as much as four times.

On the occasion, PM Oli said that he is committed to develop Tarai region of Nepal.

He also expressed the federal government’s commitment to bring necessary changes and support the provincial government to meet its goals and urged provincial ministers and parliamentarians to put forward favorable plans and policies to modernize agriculture, one of the major sources of employment in the country.

PM Oli said that a ship that will leave from Nepal to Kolkata of India will be operated from Province 2 He further said that the ship will be operated from three rivers of Nepal soon.

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He further said that the Postal Highway will be completed within the next five years. Stating that he has a good relationship with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli said that the relationship between two countries would be strengthened further.

Oli also highlighted the benefits of cross border connectivity through trains and highways that would help to strengthen trade relationships with both the neighbors while increasing people-to-people relationship.

As soon as the meeting began at Province Assembly, Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) lawmakers Bisheshwor Prasad Yadav, Upendra Mahato and Gauri Narayan Sah boycotted the meeting and walked out of the hall.

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