Kathmandu, June 4
Newly unified Nepal Communist Party has started forming lower committees including provincial and district organisations. The committees are supposed to be formed within three months.
The party was formed with the merger of then CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre. Now, existing lower committees of the parties will be merged.
As per sources, of the seven provinces, the UML side will lead four provinces whereas the Maoists will lead remaining three provinces.
An informal proposal put forth stated that the then Maoists would be provided the authority to lead 30 of total 77 districts, and the allocation would be done on the basis of public vote, seniority, and need of the districts. A secretariat would also be formed in the districts.
Meanwhile, the party directive stops ministers of federal government, chief ministers of province and chiefs of local levels from being chiefs of the executive committees. They, however, can be members.
It is also likely that the chiefs of seven provinces and 35 departments will be chosen by the 45-member Standing Committee.
Published on June 4th, Monday, 2018 4:53 PM