Kathmandu, September 13
The ruling Nepal Communist Party has said it will take around two more months to complete the merger between its former constituents–CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre–at district and local levels.
Earlier, the two parties had agreed to complete the unification process by August.
During the party’s Secretariat meeting in Kathmandu on Wednesday, the party’s General Secretary Bishnu Paudel informed leaders that the unification of district committees as well as sister organisations would take more time as selecting the leaders at those levels turned tricky due to internal disputes.
Despite the differences between former UML and Maoist Centre, the former UML camp loyal to senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has also expressed objections to the leadership selection process. They have said different criteria have been proposed for different places so as to favour leaders close to the party’s Chairman KP Sharma Oli.
However, the party is preparing to finalising the leaders for its seven provincial committees today itself, it has been learned. The party will also assign central leaders as incharge and co-incharge to look after the provincial committees from the centre.
Published on September 13th, Thursday, 2018 12:20 PM