Agreement between Prachanda and Madhav Nepal for equal allocation

KATHMANDU:  The Prachanda-Madhav-affiliated Communist Party of Nepal has agreed for equal allocation within the organization.

A meeting of the standing committee held on 4th January had formed a task force under the Chairmanship of Madhav Nepal to complete the remaining work of party unification. The task force reached an agreement a little later than scheduled due to the busy schedule of the leaders.

Standing committee member and task force member Giriraj Mani Pokharel informed that an agreement was reached on nine-point criteria to complete the work of party unification.

According to the criteria, it has been agreed to give 50-50 per cent share to the state and district in-charges, deputy in-charges and party committees and people’s organization office bearers. The vacancy of the former will be filled by the same party.

“Generally, special arrangements can be made in special circumstances for party committees and members and office bearers at various levels of the people’s organization to be 50/50 per cent of the total members of the committee,” the criteria said.

A meeting of the standing committee on 4th January had removed Oli’s party state in-charges Shankar Pokharel and Prithvi Subba Gurung. They were removed and Yuvaraj Gyawali was appointed in-charge of Lumbini province and Devendra Poudel was appointed in-charge of Gandaki province.

Vacancies will now be filled as soon as possible on appropriate criteria and basis. Earlier, the former UML and the Maoists had shared 60/40 per cent.

The Prachanda-Madhav faction has yet to appoint nine office bearers in various Province committees. Province 2 in-charge Satyanarayana Mandal, assistant in-charge Prabhu Shah and secretary Suman Pyakurel are also on the side of Oli.

Even though the office bearers have gone to the same structure as the entire CPN, the Vice President and General Secretary are yet to be appointed. Due to many aspirants for the post of General Secretary, the appointment of Prachanda and Madhav has been difficult.

Bhim Rawal, Surendra Pandey, Haribol Gajurel, Barshaman Pun, Janardan Sharma and others are aspiring for the post. Though the party is preparing to make Surendra Pandey General Secretary as per the recommendation of senior leader Jhala Nath Khanal, who did not get much participation in the party, no decision has been taken due to the opposition of the aspirants.

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