Dr Baburam Bhattarai rejects offer of senior leader in the party

Baburam Bhattarai Maoist leader

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai, who resigned from the post of Vice-chairman recently, has rejected the offer of senior leader too proposed by party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.

A source said that Prachanda proposed Bhattarai to accept the post of senior leader in the party by inviting the latter at his (Dahal’s) residence in Lazimpat this morning.

In response, Bhattarai gently rejected the office stating that he would support the party chairman even without remaining in the post.

During the meeting, the leaders also discussed the ways to make the upcoming extended meeting scheduled for July 19.