CPN-UM gets acting chairman, gen secy

Kathmandu, October 15:

Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxists) today appointed Chandra Dev Joshi as the acting chairman and Lok Narayan Subedi as the acting general-secreary of the party, the party’s chief of the information section, Prakash Adhikari, said.

The entire leadership of the CPN (UM) is to be reshuffled soon after the party chairman Prabhu Narayan Chaudhari resigned from his post yesterday. Chaudhari is now in the government as the minister for land reforms and management.

Chaudhary had to submit his resignation after 12 politburo members filed their resignations en masse the same day when they were about to sit for the meeting.

Earlier, general-secretary Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar had resigned from the party claiming that the central committee failed to meet his demand of bringing in reforms in the party.