UCPN (Maoist) leaders discuss special general convention

KATHMANDU: In its attempt to resolve the organizational issues and prepare the new leadership for the party, the UCPN (Maoist) might go for the special general convention within a year of its seventh general convention held in Hetauda in February.

The UCPN (Maoist), the largest communist party in the south Asia, is reeling under crisis after its vice-chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai announced ‘post sacrifice’ at a central committee meeting last week.

In a weekly regular press the meet program, UCPN (Maoist) spokesperson Agni Sapkota said the party could also go for the special general convention. “Discussions to this issue are underway. The office-bearers are holding discussions in this matter intensively,” Sapkota said.

He also said that the party would give equal opportunity to Muslims, Dalits, women, indigenous and minority communities based on their age—youth, adult and old.