Nepal Today

Sunday, June 30, 2013

UPDATE DIFFERENCES IN UCPN MAOIST AGGRAVATE; DIFFERENCES TO BE TAKEN BY BY EXTENDED CENTRAL COMMITTEE Kathmandu, 30 June: UCPN Maoist Office bearers Sunday Decided to convene a meeting of the extended Central Committee in the capital 19 July to discuss appointments to key positions in party. Differences broke out as members opposed appointments proposed by Chairman Prachanda last week and former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Saturday even resigned from party positions he held. Bhattarai, is vice-chairman; Prachanda recommended the name of Hishila Yami Bhattarai’s wife,as treasurer. Bhattarai, at meetings of various bodies Sunday, took firm in his design to resign even as he was asked to withdraw his resignation. Following a meeting of office bearers, Sunday morning, Chairman Prachanda convened another joint of party office bearers, former standing committee members and chiefs of state committees where differences weren’t resolved. A signature campaign against proposed nominations by establishment and a call for elections of candidates have also been pushed. nnnn


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