KATHMANDU, March 22: Chairman of Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) Netra Bikram Chanda ‘Biplab’ has urged the government to expedite the release of their party leaders and cadres currently serving jail terms.
During his meeting with Prime Minister K P Oli at the latter’s office in Baluwatar on Monday, CPN Chairman Chand complained that the process to release his party cadres and leaders was slow even as there was an agreement reached between the government and his party to release all the party leaders and cadres at the earliest.
The government and the Chand-led CPN on March 5 had signed a three-point agreement with the government, renouncing violence as a means to achieve its goals. The government had expressed a commitment to release all its political leaders and cadres unconditionally as a part of the agreement.
CPN had been operating as an underground outfit after the government earlier banned all its activities, terming it as a criminal outfit.
During the one-hour-long meeting, Prime Minister Oli had said that the government had already initiated the process to release their arrested leaders and cadres. Chairman Chand had said that there were a total of 148 party leaders and cadres still serving time in various jails across the country.