Bamdev to table separate paper on UML CC meet

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML vice-president Bamdev Gautam is all set to present a separate political document in the third central committee (CC) meeting scheduled for Wednesday.

Party sources told this daily that Gautam would propose forming a new “Unified CPN-Maoist-included revolutionary government” instead of the present one led by his own party’s senior leader, Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Gautam was the Home Minister in the government led by Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, which fell following the President’s move to reinstate the then sacked army chief, Rookmangud Katawal, on May 4 last year.

Party vice-president Gautam had also presented the same political document in the recently-concluded politburo meeting insisting that the new revolutionary national government was a must for adopting the new constitution on time. But his proposal was rejected by an overwhelming majority of the politburo members.

He had said in the politburo meeting that the present government in which Nepali Congress is major ally would not be able to lead the country towards a progress.

UML secretary Yuvaraj Gywali said a standing committee meeting held yesterday had set 14 agenda to be discussed during the central committee meeting.

He said Wednesday’s CC meet would be crucial as it would discuss at length the party’s stance on the state restructuring and form of governance, beside the political report to be presented by party president Jhala Nath Khanal.

The party has formed an 11-member panel led by Gautam to come up with a report on state restructuring and form of governance. The party’s CA members had been divided into two camps over the modality of federal units and forms of governance due to ambiguities of the party leadership. Gyawali hoped that it would bring out unified views on both the key issues of the constitution.

Other issues include party general secretary’s report on organisation, dispute of the Kathmandu District Committee and Janakpur Zonal Committee. The Kathmandu and Janakpur committees have parallel committees, one led by the loyalists of KP Oli and the other by those loyal to the party chief. A task force has been formed to find a way out of the disputes.

Likewise, the CC meet will discuss the party’s regulations, reports of the central factions, formation of the central advisory council and division of responsibilities for the central committee members. The meeting is expected to finalise the regulations of the party’s Youth Force. The central committee meeting is also expected to dwell on the performance of the government and lawmakers’ role in the Constituent Assembly and parliament.