Kathmandu, October 3
The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has concluded its first-ever statute convention on Sunday. The event, in which over 6,000 party leaders and cadres had participated, had begun in Godawari of Lalitpur on Friday.
Expectedly, the convention revised the party constitution in such a way that the party chairman KP Sharma Oli, often blamed for his power hunger of late, would be easily reelected as the party chair for the next term.
The UML will elect its new leadership in December and no one but Oli has expressed a desire to run for the chairpersonship. The provision of a 70-year-old ceiling for an active role in the party could be a headache for Oli, but the statute convention added an interpretation that people who are yet to complete 70 years can run for any position in the party, and they will be allowed to complete their term.
Oli will be 70 only in February 2022.
Also, the party finalised the provision of 15 central office-bearers including one chairperson, five vice-chairpersons including one senior vice-chairperson, one general secretary, one deputy general secretary, and seven secretaries.
Meanwhile, the party also revised its logo.