Left alliance task forces start talks for merger

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Feb 26, 2018-Joint task forces of the left alliance have started discussions to finalise their documents on unifying CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre).

Top leaders from both parties urged the two task forces to submit their reports before March 9.

The UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal-led task force, formed to finalise the political document for the new party, has formed a sub-committee comprising Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Dev Gurung, Bhim Rawal and Pradip Gyawali to draft a political document. 

According to Devendra Poudel, a member of the Nepal-led task force, the sub-committee would begin drafting the document from the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday after studying the documents of both the parties for reference.

“We exchanged each other’s documents today [Sunday] and drafting will begin from next meeting,” said Poudel.

The meeting of the task force held on Sunday afternoon decided to begin the drafting of the political document of the new outfit from Monday.

The CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Ram Bahadur Thapa-led task force formed to finalise the statute and organisational settings of the new outfit held its meeting on Saturday.

During the meeting, members representing both the parties shared their experiences on practicing organisational structures, including procedures of meetings and structures of the sister wings besides the provisions of their statutes.

“The meeting has decided to prepare an interim draft of the statute taking statutes of both the parties as reference besides preparing a time-table to finalise the report by March 9,” said UML Secretary Gokarna Bista, a member of the task force. 

The Thapa-led task force holds its next meeting on February 27.

Published: 26-02-2018 08:44

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