Kathmandu, November 14
UCPN-Maoist aligned All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union- Revolutionary is scheduled to hold its 20th national convention on February 13, 2016.
UCPN-Maoist has been celebrating February 13 (Falgun 1) as “civil war” day.
Ramesh Malla, coordinator, ANNISU-R today said a meeting held under his chairmanship on November 10 had decided to hold their 20th national convention on February 13.
He said the convention will be inaugurated by Unified CPN-M Chairman President Pushpa Kamal Dahal. He said a full meeting of the organising committee on December 6 will finalise programs for the convention.
The organisation has been without chairperson for nearly two years following a dispute over leadership selection during its 19th general convention. The convention could not elect leadership due to dispute between Ramesh Malla and Jagrit Rayamajhi.
The 19th convention held from April 4-9, 2014 in Kirtipur had ended without electing new leadership. It was agreed then the new leadership would be elected within three months and the outgoing chairperson would take charge until election of new leadership.
Unfortunately, the Maoist student wing failed to elect its leadership within the stipulated time, while then chairman Himal Sharma also resigned after being nominated as central committee member of the party.
Later on, the central committee meeting decided to appoint Ramesh Malla, then vice president of ANNISU-R, as coordinator and conduct 20th convention to elect new leadership.
Malla said the meeting also directed its cadres such as Om Kumari Paudel, Bimal Giri, Kumar Tiwari, Umesh Thapa, Govinda KC, Devendra Pakhrin, Yubaraj Dahal, Sandeep Adhikari, Shyam Babu Gautam, Prakash Chandra Sapkota, Rupnarayan Shrestha, Padam Raj Bista, Rajesh Ale, Pashupati Nepal, Shiva Devkota, Netra Adhikari, Dinesh Paudel, Santosh Acharya, Yubaraj Dhakal and Radheshyam Shah to furnish clarification within seven days for their involvement in activities against the party’s rules and regulations.
A version of this article appears in print on November 15, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.