Dissatisfaction prevails over picking CPN MC PP leaders in Province 7

DHANGADHI: Dissatisfaction has prevailed among CPN Maoist Centre leaders over the picking of Parliamentary Party (PP) leaders in Province 7. According to the province incharge Lekhraj Bhatta, the dissatisfied leaders have blamed that the party made decisions on PP leaders without consultation with the members.

Birman Chaudhary elected from Kailali provincial assembly constituency no. 3 and Man Bahadur Dhami from Darchula provincial constituency 'B', who had claimed the position of PP leader, expressed their dissatisfaction over the party's decision.

"The party should have picked PP leaders through a procedure; the decision has been taken without consultation and is unfair," Dhami said. "My signature was taken, marking me present in the meeting, without consulting me and I was not allowed to express the disagreement on the decision." Similarly, leader Chaudhary said the meeting presided over the decision that was made without considering the claims made by him for PP.

Leader Dhami said, it was not discussed who would speak on behalf of the party in the first meeting of provincial assembly. CPN MC leader Trilochan Bhatta had addressed the meeting on behalf of the party.

Contrary to leaders Dhami and Chaudhary, leader Bhatta said it was party's decision to pick PP leaders. He claimed, "In a party, disagreement prevails among members but we concur with the party's decision and move on." He added that the decision was made after consultation with the party members.

CPN MC will head in the formation of provincial government in Province 7 as there are 14 lawmakers from the Maoist Centre in the 53-member state assembly.

The person who is selected as the party parliamentary leader will also land the chief minister's post. Chaudhary was the main contender for the PP leader as the Maoist party opined for a leader from Tharu community for the chief ministerial berth.