CPN UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has branded senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as a traitor adding that there is no place for him in the party.
Addressing the CPN UML Kathmandu District Committee meeting today, former Prime Minister Oli said there was no place for traitors like leader Nepal in the party.
Oli said the traitor who gave the vote of confidence to support the capitalist government and toppled the leftist government has no place in the party. Oli expressed his exasperation that leader Nepal did not give the vote when his party chair needed the vote of trust saying that that party did not need such a leader. However, Oli called on other members of the party to come back.
Oli said although the CPN UML has retained its former structure after the verdict delivered by the Supreme Court, some leaders including Nepal have abandoned the party. He expressed his view that the unification with the CPN Maoist Centre was not a mistake. He said, "The party name has been changed, but there are the same leaders except for a few including Prachanda and Co who have abandoned."