KATHMANDU, JULY 17: Only a year after splitting, communist leaders have proposed unity. On May 17, 2018, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) merged to form the CPN. Three years after that, on 7 March 2021, after the Supreme Court ordered both the parties to stay separate, the leaders of UML and Maoist, which are separate parties, used the same platform on Saturday to propose party unity or a left alliance in the upcoming elections.
Almost 32 years after the first communist state of the Soviet Union was declared in 1917 and right before the birth of the Communist State in China in October 1949, Nepal’s first communist party was declared in September 1949. Thereafter, multiple communist parties have been born and their meandering paths and their divergent ideological stands have triggered an ever more complex iteration.