NCP unification task force dissolved, entrusted to secretariat 

NCP unification, NCP secretariat meeting

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: The Nepal Communist Party Friday dissolved the unification task force formed to finalize the unification process at district and local committees.

A meeting of the party secretariat held at party headquarters, Dhumbarai took the decision not to renew the task force led by Ram Bahadur Thapa despite the panel asking for one more week to conclude the task. However co-chair and Prime Minister K P Sharma did not entertain the idea, and thus the panel was junked.

The delayed unification process has now been entrusted to the secretariat comprising of nine top leaders of the party.

The two former communist parties CPN-UML led by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and former CPN (Maoist Center) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ announced merger on May 17 last year. However, the party has yet to finalize the merger process at lower committees due to differences over power sharing issues.

The ruling party had formed the nine-member task force on December 27, to finalize the unification of lower organizations. The task force was expected to submit the report by the second week of January but had only completed a fraction of the given task.

According to party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha said that the secretariat will now work on the unity process and submit the report to the standing committee.