CPN (Maoist Center) decides to take steps for national unity govt

Published On: July 2, 2016 10:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 2: The CPN (Maoist Center), a major ruling partner in the CPN-UML-led government has decided to make initiatives to form a national consensus government with a view to 'addressing the problems facing the country.'

A meeting of the party central office held at its headquarters at Parisdanda, Koteshwor reached to a conclusion that national problems would remain unsettled until there was a national unity government.

The meeting stressed that the major political parties should come together to take the country out of current problems.

The meeting concluded that main opposition Nepali Congress and a major ruling party CPN-UML should contribute the most to create a ground for forming a national consensus government and agreed to take steps for the same, according to party Spokesperson Pampha Bhusal.

The meeting handed the responsibility of making efforts to create atmosphere for constituting a unity government to party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal

It may be noted that the nine-point agreement reached between the major ruling partners CPN-UML and the then UCPN (Maoist) in May reportedly promised to give the government leadership to the then UCPN (Maoist), now CPN (Maoist Center), after the budget announcement.

The CPN (Maoist Center) is venting ire at the UML for not enforcing the agreement.

The CPN Maoist Centre leaders have been publicly criticizing the ruling party CPN-UML stating that it has not paid any attention towards resolution of conflict-era cases and issues related to the peace process.

Also, the party which is one of the coalition partners in the government, slammed the government for its lack of interest in bringing the 9-point agreement with major ruling party into effect.

The meeting is also said to have reached a conclusion to move ahead forging consensus with those political parties subscribing similar agenda and ideologies.

Few ministers were also criticized for their dismal performance along with the government, it is learnt.

199 members in Central Committee

The meeting has also approved the Organizational Guidelines submitted by a taskforce led by Barshaman Pun, according to which, there will be 100 central committee members in the party.

Similarly, the meeting has proposed formation of a 1,500-member Organizing Committee for the Maoist Organizing Committee. The final decision on this will be taken during the politburo meeting scheduled on July 5, according to Centre's Spokesperson Bhusal. RSS


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