Vol. XLI No. 53 December 31, 2017

NEPAL ELECTIONS: CPI(M) Congratulates KP Oli and Prachanda

ON behalf of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Sitaram Yechury, general secretary, has sent messages of greetings to KP Oli, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and Prachanda Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) on the victory of their alliance in Nepal elections. The letter was sent on December 23.

Yechury conveyed revolutionary greetings and hearty congratulations to both KP Oli and Prachanda Pushpa Kamal Dahal in separate letters on the historic success in the recently concluded elections to the federal parliament and provincial assemblies. 

“Though the formal declaration of the results from the Election Commission is still awaited, it is clear by now that the important political step that you have taken to form an alliance of the CPN(UML) with the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) has resoundingly won the confidence of the people of Nepal,” Yechury said in the letter to KP Oli.

The CPN(UML) has won 80 out of the 165 seats elected directly from territorial constituencies and an additional 41 seats under the proportional representation system.  Along with the seats won by the CPN(MC), the alliance together has reportedly won 174 seats in the federal parliament, which is just short of a two-third majority.  The Communist alliance has won a majority in six of the seven provincial assemblies.

The secular democratic character of the Republic of Nepal will have a long lasting influence on stability and peace not only in Nepal but in South Asia as a whole, he said and added that the people of Nepal and people of India share very strong multi-dimensional bonds. “There is no big brother or younger brother. Both Indians and Nepalis are twin brothers.  Each celebrating the victories of the others and, in terms of crisis, sharing grief.  With this new government in Nepal, I am sure, that these bonds of friendship and fraternity between the Indian and Nepali people will further strengthen,” he said.

In the letter addressed to Prachanda Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Yechury said that he sincerely hoped that with the installation of the new government, the transition of Nepal into a secular democratic Republic would be achieved and that the government would address itself to the important issues of improving the livelihood of the people of Nepal along with progress and prosperity.

He convey the fraternal revolutionary greetings of the CPI(M) to all members of the CPN(MC) and to the people of Nepal.