YF to stay on till UML convention

Kathmandu, September 7:

The ongoing 20th central committee meeting of the CPN-UML has decided not to dissolve the Youth Force (YF) until the eighth general convention of the party is held. The party convention is slated to be held on November 16-20. The Democratic National Youth Federation has been handling the YF.

A central committee member of the UML Krishna Gopal Shrestha said taskforces formed by the party presented their primary reports in the CC meet held today. The party had formed taskforces such as Bharat Mohan Adhikari-led Constitution Drafting Committee, Ashok Rai-led CA Election Review Committee, Bamdev Gautam-led State Restructuring Committee and Keshav Badal-led Economic Policy Review Committee.

Since Gautam has joined the government, Madhav Kumar Nepal will look after the state restructuring panel. Shrestha said the party has extended the tenure of the taskforces.

“Tomorrow’s meeting will dwell on the party’s internal issues, including objectionable acts of some leaders,” he said. He said the party’s eighth convention will not be postponed.

Meanwhile, a meeting of six coalition partners in the government was postponed till tomorrow due to the absence of UML representatives. The meeting was supposed to discuss the PM’s India trip scheduled for September 14, government’s policies and programmes and the formation of a high-level Political Coordination Committee comprising top leaders of the six political parties in the government.

In another development, a central committee meeting of the CPN-United endorsed a decision taken by the party’s central secretariat to join the Maoist-led government. Ganesh Sah will represent the party in the government.