Kathmandu, August 13
The ruling Nepal Communist Party has convened a meeting of its secretariat on Wednesday to finalise the merger between erstwhile UML and Maoist Centre.
PM KP Sharma Oli, who wanted to consult all senior leaders before the meeting, requested that the gathering, scheduled for Tuesday, be postponed until Wednesday.
During the meeting, General Secretary Bishnu Paudel is to submit a proposal for delegation of work among key leaders of the party. Paudel, last week, had discussed the proposal with central and standing committee members asking them their choice of department, geography and sister organisation. The secretariat will choose the leaders based on Paudel’s proposal.
The ruling party is planning to make standing committee members departmental chiefs while junior members of the committee are going to be appointed deputies.
According to a source close to the party, General Secretary Paudel has been suggested to make standing committee members head of farmers’ federation, youth association, NCP students wing and the labour union. Paudel has already conveyed this to co-chair PM Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
Similarly, the number of leaders looking to lead the party’s school department has also increased. Previously only Ishwar Pokharel and Narayan Kaji Shrestha were interested to lead the school department. However, senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has also thrown his ring into the hat.
Along with the three senior leaders, around six other leaders from the standing committee have said they want to head the party’s school department. Yubaraj Gyawali, Ghanashyam Bhusal, Beduram Bhusal, Devendra Paudel and Ram Karki have asked General Secretary Paudel to consider their names.
Yuvaraj Gyawali and Beduram Bhusal have held the positions in the past.
Party chairmen PM Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal have started to hold talks with senior leaders to decide who will become heads of various departments and sister organisations. The two have been consulting with senior leaders like Madav Kumar Nepal, Bishnu Paudel and Bam Dev Gautam.
The two leaders will hold talks with other leaders on Tuesday before they announce who will head the departments on Wednesday.
Published on August 13th, Tuesday, 2019 12:15 PM