Six Maoist parties mull over party unification


KATHMANDU, MAR 22 – A meeting of six Maoist parties including UCPN (Maoist), CPN- Maoist among others, has decided to take up the joint-agitation citing the past pacts and agreements were not implemented. The meeting held at CPN-Maoist party office in Buddhangar on Sunday, in a bid to take forward the negotiation for their unification, has called for a nationwide protest on April 6. The six Maoist parties have decided to organise an interaction programme on March 28 in a bid to mount pressure on the government to implement the past peace agreements.

Likewise, the meeting also decided to resurrect the taskforce formed to take ahead the dialogues for unification among UCPN (Maoist) and CPN-Maoist. Similarly, the meeting decided to pile pressure on the government for delaying the distribution of relief packages to the war victims. UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-Maoist Chairman Mohan Baidya, CPN Maoist Chairman Netra Bikaram Chand and Matrika Yadav among other leaders were present at the meeting.

Likewise, leaders Baburam Bhattarai, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi and CP Gajurel, Ram Bahadur Thapa and Dev Gurung from CPN-Maoist party were also present in today’s meeting. The meeting is a follow-up after the parties, last week, formed dialogue committee for unification process. The committee members comprises of top leaders from both the parties.

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