Dahal elected Maoist Centre PP leader
Feb 19, 2018-Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been unanimously elected Parliamentary Party leader of the CPN (Maoist Centre).
Another party in the left alliance, CPN-UML has already elected KP Sharma Oli as its PP leader after he was appointed Prime Minister on Thursday with support from the Maoist Centre, the third largest party in the federal parliament.
The first PP meeting of the Maoists held in Singha Durbar elected Dahal on Sunday. However, leaders said other portfolios would be decided in the next meeting.
Dahal instructed all the PP members about the party’s role in Parliament in the changed context. He also handed over certificates to 17 members of parliament elected on the proportional representation quota. Except one, all the members are female.
“This is also a kind of blood-less war and don’t take it as a conventional parliament,” Dahal told Maoist lawmakers. He appealed to them not to disappoint people who have plenty of expectations from the party.
According to a PP member, the next meeting would choose the deputy leader, chief whip and whip for the party.
Published: 19-02-2018 08:33