UCPN (M) CC to be 149-strong

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

May 20, 2014-

The UCPN (Maoist) on Tuesday decided to expand the size of its Central Committee to 149-member in order to accommodate more leaders from the Baburam Bhattarai faction.

The current CC is 84-strong and it does not have Bhattarai supporters as members. The CC meeting also decided to allow senior leader Bhattarai and his supporters to express their views in the central committee. Party spokesman Dina Nath Sharma said that even the Bhattarai faction will join the CC from the next meeting. But disputes related to the formation of Office Bearers and other vital positions in the party remain unresolved.

“We have settled issues related to CC formation. We will address the remaining issues after leaders close to Bhattarai join the meeting,” said Haribol Gajurel.

Bhattarai has been refusing to act as senior leader or vice-chairman as proposed by Dahal. Among the 149 CC members, about 30 are from the Bhattarai faction.

The Bhattarai faction demands the appointment of Top Bahadur Rayamajhi as the deputy Parliamentary Party leader.


Published: 21-05-2014 09:08

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