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CPN-MC not to hold discusson on amendment bill any further

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, December 6

The CPN- Maoist Centre has decided not to discuss the constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament Secretariat, which was heavily criticised by the main opposition CPN-UML, any further.

The CPN-MC politburo meeting today decided to this effect.

According to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s political adviser Chakrapani Khanal, the party will also not withdraw the bill from Parliament.

“We will discuss with all political parties, including the main opposition, on forging consensus on issues of amendment and address the problems of Madhesi people,” said Khanal.

Meanwhile, the meeting has decided to have 3,999 members in its general convention organising committee.

The meeting, which was expected to downsize the number, has instead decided to make the committee a jumbo one. Earlier, the party had stopped including new members in the organising committee after it exceeded 2,499. Majority of the party leaders were of the view that the number of the general convention organizing committee ought to be downsized.

The party has decided to have 399 politburo members and 33 office members. It has 80 leaders in it secretariat. The meeting has also nominated coordinators of the seven provinces.

The party said that Gopal Kirati was nominated coordinator of Province 1, Matrika Yadav of Province 2, Hit Man Shakya of Province 3, Dev Gurung of Province 4, Barsa Man Pun of Province 5, Shakti Basnet of Province 6 and Lekh Raj Bhatta of Province 7.

Likewise, Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been given responsibility as foreign coordinator. Meanwhile, expressing dissatisfaction with the nominations in the secretariat, Sashi Shrestha has tendered his resignation to Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Similarly, some leaders from Matrika Yadav side boycotted the meeting.

The party has decided to organise gatherings in all seven provinces to improve the organisation.

A version of this article appears in print on December 07, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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