HETAUDA: The seventh general convention of the UCPN (Maoist) kicked off at Hupra Chaur in Hetauda today, some 4 hours late than the slated time.
UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Puspha Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ inaugurated the general convention amid a grand function.
Leaders of civil society, different political parties and representatives of communist parties from the neighboring countries are delivering their speech for the success of the Maoists’ general convention.
Civil society leader Daman Nath Dhungana was invited to deliver speech at first while leaders of different ruling parties were invited to deliver their speeches.
UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha also addressed the inaugural ceremony.
Politburo member of Socialist Party of India Ajit Bhattacharya and Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hang Houlan on behalf of communist Party of China, and others expressed their best wishes.
The party said that as high as 300,000 people have been attending the inaugural ceremony of the Maoists’ general convention.
Earlier, different rallies were taken out from various parts of the city before converging into the Hupra Chaur.