ITAHARI: The UCPN (Maoist) Eastern Command has decided to hold a mass meeting in Itahari, Sunsari on May 1.
The party regional body shared its decision through a press meet here today. According to the source, preparations for the mass meeting were underway.
Speaking at a programme, Eastern Command In-charge Girirajmani Pokhrel said the objective of the mass meeting was to inform the people about the party´s policy and programmes floated by the party´s Hetaunda General Convention.
The upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election to be held in the near future is significant and drafting of the federal republican constitution along with ethnic identity is not possible without garnering two-third majority, he said, adding that Itahari mass meeting is meant for revitalizing the party bodies and garner the people´s support in the upcoming election.
Party top leaders including party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, and Vice chairman duo Dr Baburam Bhattarai and Narayankaji Shrestha are scheduled to address the gathering.
“We have a target to bring 100,000 people together in the meeting, he added.The mass meeting is expected to search for faults in Marxism, Maoism and Leninism and review them.
Besides, to mount pressure to the government for announcing the date for the upcoming election was also the objective of the mass meeting.
According to leader Pokhrel, preparations for the mass meeting have reached the final phase and they were working actively to make it ´historic´ and ´successful´