UML makes national flag, anthem mandatory in all programs
August 22, 2021 01:17 PM NPT
TAPLEJUNG, August 22: The main opposition CPN-UML has made the national flag and national anthem mandatory in all programs of the party.
The decision was taken during a program organized by the UML Taplejung District Chapter on Saturday to collect opinions and suggestions on the amendment to their party’s statute. “As per a directive from the central level of the party, we have made the national flag and national anthem mandatory in the party's official programs," said UML District Secretary Dipen Pomu.
According to Til Kumar Menyangwo, central member of the CPN-UML, a program was organized to collect the opinions of the lower level committees on the statute passed by the central committee meeting of the CPN-UML on August 9, 2021. He informed Republica that the suggestions of leading cadres have been collected on the preamble, definition and management of Legislative General Convention, National General Convention, Central Committee General Convention, Representative Council and Central Discipline, Audit and Election Commission.
Similarly, discussions were also held on the provisions for the removal of community communist forum, legislative update provision to mobilize elected representatives of the federal parliament, state assemblies and local level governments in accordance with the party committee and the arrangement for the chairperson and members to be elected from the general convention.
“Former State Minister Ondi Sherpa, Constituent Assembly member Dambardhwaj Tumbahamphe, District Coordinating Committee Chief Ghanendra Maden and other local level officials participated in the program,” said UML Taplejung District Chairman Bhupendra Thebe.
Two separate committees of the CPN (Maoist Center) were formed in Taplejung after an internal strife within the then Nepal Communist Party. The establishment faction of the CPN (Maoist Center) had appointed Thebe as the chairman and Pomu as the secretary, dissolving the existing committee.
Even after the Supreme Court's decision to separate the UML and the CPN (Maoist Center), the UML still has two district committees and two party offices. Bal Bahadur Samsohang was elected as the chairman and Keshar Kumar Menyangwo as the secretary from the then UML’s district convention.