UML Central Committee meeting. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML’s Central Committee (CC) meeting has concluded by endorsing three proposals after running for three days in Kathmandu Sunday.
The CC meeting passed Chair KP Oli tabled political report, General Secretary Ishwor Pokhrel’s organizational report and Deputy Secretary General Bishnu Poudel’s statute amendment draft along with suggestions received during three days, said Yogesh Bhattarai, chief of UML Publicity Department.
All three reports were discussed in 10 different groups on Saturday.
Chairman Oli and other presenters furnished clarifications on questions raised during the discussions and took into account the suggestions. In the course, Chair Oli defended the dissolution of the parliament saying that it was a just move.
Deputy Secretary General Poudel assured at the CC meeting that the age limit of 70 years would be maintained. He said that the provision would change only if the Statute Convention decided to change it. Current UML statute has barred those crossing 70 years of age from holding executive posts in party’s central bodies.
According to Bhattarai, some changes have been made in the previous decision regarding the number of delegates participating in Statute Convention. Earlier, 15 representatives from party’s departments were to participate, but now only five are allowed to participate. He said that about 5,000 delegates would participate in Statue Convention.
Meanwhile, General Secretary Ghanshyam Bhusal put forward differing views in the CC meeting. He disagreed with the political report. Citing late leader Madan Bhandari, Bhusal has been arguing that people’s multiparty democracy was a program rather than an ideology that could orient the party towards socialism. He demanded that the proposal to take the program as principal be amended realizing the fact as intended by leader Bhandari.
On his differing proposal, Bhusal alleged that party Chairman Oli’s proposal is incomplete and has not shed light on the factors leading to the unity and the splitting of Nepal Communist Party. He said the party Chairman’s proposal is lopsided.
Similarly, Bhusal also remarked that the political proposal has failed to set the substantive programs and goals and skipped the thorough discussion on it.
The three proposed reports endorsed by the CC Sunday will be tabled at the Statute Convention to be held from October 1 to 3.