The closed session has started under the CPN (Maoist Centre)'s Eighth National General Convention today. The closed session which was scheduled to start at 11am was delayed by an hour.

The closed session will see party Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' presenting his political report, CPN (Maoist Centre) Central Office secretary Shreeram Dhakal said. He described the political report prepared by the party chairperson as having the socialist model with Nepali characteristics. It has the title - 'The Nepali Way of Socialism in the Twenty First Century: A Report Presented in the Historic Eighth National General Convention'.

Party Chair Prachanda will present the details of the report in the closed session. He had introduced the report in the Central Committee meeting held on Sunday morning.

Similarly, leader Dev Prasad Gurung is scheduled to present a proposal on statute amendment in the closed session.

Preparations have been made to form 25 groups for holding discussions on the political report and the statute amendment proposal. The discussion groups will comprised of members from the seven geographical provinces and three non-geographical provinces as well as from the central committee, the Senior Communist Forum, the Advisory Committee and various departments of the party.

The group discussions will be held in all the halls of Nepal Academy and at party central office. The coordinator and sub-coordinator would be assigned for conducting the discussions in each group. The group coordinator will present the topics raised in one's group in the closed session hall.