Hetauda prepares for Maoists’ General Convention

HETAUDA: Nepal’s largest political party, the UCPN (Maoist) is holding its seventh general convention in Hetauda from today. The party spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota said final preparations for the jamboree were completed.

Party Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is scheduled to inaugurate the program at Hupra Chaur in Hetauda this afternoon in front of the thousands of people, guests and convention delegates.

The leaders and the cadres of the party from different parts of the country have already arrived. The cadres from neighboring districts are still coming to attend the congress. The party would also take out rallies from different parts of the city.

This convention is special and significant like a revolutionary festival and has thereby generated a new enthusiasm across the country and people, Sapkota said.

The industrial city Hetauda has been decorated in red for the convention and cadres have remained busy publicizing the convention.

Security situation has been beefed up with the deployment of some 1,500 security forces of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force while liquor sale and consumption has been banned. Similarly, party’s YCL have also given security to the party top leaders and some 3,500 delegates.

Representatives from over a dozen communist parties including the Communist Party of China, Korea Workers’ Party, Russian Communist Party, Red Party, Norway, Communist Party of India are also taking part in the convention.

Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yang Houlan, the North Korean Ambassador and the Russian Ambassador to Nepal are also scheduled to take part in the inaugural session of the general convention.

However, opposition leaders, CPN-UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala and others are not showing up at the inaugural session of the ruling UCPN (Maoist).