KATHMANDU, AUGUST 24
The newly formed party - CPN-Unified Socialist - has set a goal to move forward on the path of socialism by protecting the norms and values of people's multi-party democracy.
The two-day meeting of the proposed central committee members and lawmakers of the party held at Chandragiri passed the party's statute. Some members, including Madhav Kumar Nepal, have left the CPN-UML and formed a new party, the CPN-Unified Socialist.
The CPN-UML also has adopted the people's multi-party democracy as its guiding principle.
It is believed that freedom with equality can be achieved by ending oppression and discrimination, and the party statute mentions that the party's strategic goal is scientific socialism.
The statute mentioned that building a basis for socialism along with social justice and democratic norms and values by developing national capitalism with the country's socioeconomic transformation through peaceful struggle and democratic means are short-term goals of the party.
Talking to mediapersons after the meeting, Chairperson of the party Madhav Kumar Nepal said that a new party had been formed after rebelling against wrong tendencies, ideas and values. Also, former prime minister Nepal clarified that they had to revolt as the CPN-UML leadership did not follow any rules and regulations.
The Election Commission has set August 25 as the deadline to verify the application as the party has given application at the EC for registration of new party on August 18 as per the new ordinance relating to political party.
There would be 151-member central committee, including 115 full members with 17 office-bearers, comprising one chairperson, one senior leader, seven vice-chairpersons, one general-secretary and seven secretaries as well as 36 alternative members.
A version of this article appears in the print on August 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.