Maoist Centre central committee meeting deferred due to COVID-19

Published On: January 7, 2022 01:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The central committee meeting of the CPN (Maoist Centre) has been postponed till January 22 after some staffers working in the party's central office and some party leaders contracted COVID-19.

The central committee formed after the party's recently-held general convention was going to convene on January 9 to pick 15 officer-bearers as per the party statute.

According to the party office Chief Secretary Shree Ram Dhakal, some leaders and five office employees tested positive for COVID-19 following which the meeting was postponed.

Party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal has also restrained meetings in wake of the party office staffers contracting the flu-like infection, he shared.

The eighth general convention that concluded on January 2 elected 237 members while the central committee had elected leader Dahal as the party chair unopposed.


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