CPN-M politburo sets agenda for further protest

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jan 31, 2015-

The politburo meeting of CPN-Maoist on Saturday endorsed the agendas focusing on the party’s future course of action, including its role in the constitution writing process.

The party, led by Mohan Baidya, has decided to launch street protest against the planned promulgation of constitution through the Constituent Assembly (CA). It has also agreed to join forces with other groups and parties, both inside and outside the CA including UCPN (Maoist), to give a new vigour to the protest.

The agendas are expected to be adopted by the party’s central committee meeting on Sunday.

“Our main focus is to give continuity to the protest while remaining open for agenda-based alliance with other disgruntled forces inside and outside of the Constituent Assembly,” said Dev Gurung, the party’s secretary.

The CPN-Maoist, which had boycotted the second CA election, has been demanding for an all-party political conference to resolve the disputed issues of constitution writing and formation of a national unity government.

“The Constituent Assembly is meaningless for us. There should be a fresh national consensus on all issues including constitution,” Gurung said.

The central committee meeting of CPN-Maoist on Sunday is also likely to appoint new members in the committee. Several posts of  central committee member are lying vacant after the party  underwent a split in November.

In the wake of the break-up, CPN-Maoist had assigned its heavily downsized central committee to finalise the names of new members. There has been little progress on that front so far, largely because of conflict of interest among the senior leaders.

Published: 01-02-2015 09:18

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