KATHMANDU, Feb 13: The Statute Convention of ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) has commenced at the Nepal Academy in Kamaladi. During the opening session, Maoist Center Chairman and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal wreathed the portraits of martyrs.
The three-day event is being attended by over 1,200 representatives including party's central members, alternative central members, members from three central commissions, office-bearers from seven province committees, three non-territorial committees and party-affiliated organizations.
Previously, the party established the Statute Draft Committee led by Vice Chairperson Pampha Bhusal. The Committee comprising General Secretary Dev Prasad Gurung, Deputy General Secretaries Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, Barshaman Pun and Janardan Sharma along with secretaries Surendra Karki and Ganesh Shah, presented the statue's draft to party Chairman Dahal on January 12.
According to the party source, the Statute Convention aims to formulate a consolidated statute to run the party in a more organized way.
Addressing the Convention, party;s Senior Vice Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha said although the government earlier announced a public holiday to commemorate the People's War Day today (Fagun 1 in the Nepali calendar), the provision was rescinded out of respect for the Supreme Court's verdict.