UML to mark 60th anniversary of CPN

KATHMANDU: The standing committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML held today at the party headquarters, Balkhu, congratulated Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal for successfully concluding his goodwill visit to India.

PM Nepal briefed the standing committee meeting about his visit and said that it was a successful one as he could restore mutual trust of both the counties as well as renewed the trade treaty with added benefit to the country.

Likewise, the meeting decided to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Nepal in a grandiose manner in October. A panel has been formed to observe the function led by party vice-president Bamdev Gautam. Other members of the panel would be appointed later, said standing committee member Bharat Mohan Adhikari.

The party has also constituted a panel led by politburo member Keshav Badal to conduct a study class-character of the Nepali society. The party has been following the line described by Pushpa Lal Shrestha, the late general secretary of the Communist Party of Nepal, who had said that the Nepali society was semi-feudal and semi-colonial.

Most of the central committee members and leftist intellectuals opt to differ in the views expressed by Pushpalal. A section of the UML maintains that the society is basically capitalistic in nature though it is in an initial stage compared to other countries.