Biplav-led Maoist party splits as dissidents expel him

Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav'
Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’

Kathmandu, May 4

Members of the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’ have removed Chand as the general secretary of the party, expelling him from the party as well.

It means the party which was on the verge of a division over participation in the local elections has finally split. The group was named Dharmendra Bastola the new chief of the party.

Central member Guna Raj Lohani informs the leaders also removed Khadga Bahadur Biswakarma along with Biplav.

This comes after Chand and some party leaders developed differences over whether to participate in the upcoming local elections or not. On April 27, Chand removed two key leaders in his group – Dharmendra Bastola and Hemanta Prakash Oli – who were against Chand’s proposal of participating in the polls.

Lohani says the dissidents are preparing to form a new party.

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