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Oli's rejects Dahal's proposal to join Nepal's new govt.

ANI  |  Kathmandu 

Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Saturday said his party, the of -Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPN-UML) will not join the new government likely to be formed under the leadership of of Nepal- Centre (CPN-MC) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Oli told Dahal, who visited him in his residence in Baluwatar that his party could not join the government to be formed in coalition with the Nepali Congress, as it had earlier refused to join the UML-led government, reports the Himalayan Times.

"The Nepali has been making its view public in the as well at other public forums that the and the UML should not be in the government together," Oli's press advisor Pramod Dahal quoted Oli as saying.

He added that Oli's told Dahal, if Nepali is ready for national consensus, it should publicly clarify its position first.

During the meeting, Oli also expressed his dissatisfaction over the understanding reached between NC and Centre to hold local body elections by mid-April next year, for which his party was not consulted.

Oli, however, maintained that major political parties should come together on issues of national interest.

First Published: Sat, July 30 2016. 22:48 IST