CPN-Maoist sets up 151-member Central Committee
KATHMANDU: With an objective to prevent leaders deserting the party, the CPN-Maoist today formed a 151-member strong Central Committee (CC), adding 101 new faces to the already existing central body. Spokesperson for the party, Pampha Bhushal said, “We have finalised the names of 107 new alternative central members, of which seven will be later promoted to full central members.”
The CC meeting that started last Thursday was concluded here on Monday. The party currently has 43 Central Committee members, 13 politburo members and five office bearers, who also act as standing committee. After the promotion of seven alternative members , party will get four more politburo members, he added.
Govt sends talks offer
KATHMANDU: The government on Tuesday formally invited agitating parties for talks to discuss election related issues. Bimal Gautam, press adviser to chairman of the interim election council Khi Raj Regmi, said the government has sent formal invitation to CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya, the front led by Upendra Yadav of MJF-N and Federal Socialist Party of Ashok Rai. Yadav confirmed that he has received the invitation but CPN-M Vice-chairman CP Gajurel said he was not aware of the government talks offer.
Compromise or face legal action‚ Baidhya told
KATHMANDU: Former US president Jimmy Carter had warned CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidhya to compromise or be restrained by police and face legal action for disrupting voters’ registration process in the country. According to a report published following the former US president’s recent visit to the country, the Kathmandu-based Carter Centre on its website has stated that Baidhya had claimed that his opposition was peaceful in nature and promised to consult with other political leaders on crucial issues.
Baidhya also assured Carter, during the latter’s visit, that his party would refrain from violence. However, the next day they kidnapped three registrars and held them for six hours. “I told him he would either have to compromise or face legal action,” Carter stated in his report. Carter said his team met with leaders of CPN-UML, Nepali Congress, UCPN-M, Madhesi parties, indigenous groups, and the Election Commission during his stay in Kathmandu.