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NCP student leaders dissatisfied with party’s pick for leadership

Nepal Communist Party office in Dhumbarahi

Kathmandu, May 17

Some influential leaders of two student unions close to the ruling Nepal Communist Party have expressed their dissatisfaction over the party’s decision about unifying the unions into one.

Following the unification of the CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre, the merger of their sister organisations was pending; and the party’s secretariat on Thursday had decided to merge them. The meeting also finalised names of coordinators and deputy coordinators for each sister unit.

Accordingly, the party picked Ain Mahar for the coordinator of the student union and Ranjit Tamang as the deputy coordinator. Mahar belonged to the former UML side whereas Tamang the Maoist Centre.

Tamang himself has expressed dissatisfaction over the nomination claiming he was already an elected chairperson of the Maoist student union whereas Mahar was not the elected chair, but the general secretary, of the UML wing.

The meeting had picked Mahar for the leadership as the UML wing’s chair Nabina Lama is a House of Representatives member now. But, Tamang and others have questioned why the meeting did not pick any vice chairperson after Lama, but Mahar.

Rashmi Acharya, who was working as the acting chair of UML wing after Lama’s election to the House, has also expressed his unhappiness over the decision.

It has been learned that Tamang is likely to render his resignation to the party.


Published on May 17th, Friday, 2019 12:12 PM


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