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‘Intra-party rivalry led to poor poll show’

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, July 17

The CPN-Maoist Centre today concluded that  intra-party rivalry was the root cause behind the party’s poor performance in the local election.

At the meeting held at party’s headquarters Paris Danda today, party chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal said factionalism must end to improve the party’s position in the upcoming local elections in Province 2.

At the meeting, the provincial in charges reported the reviews of their respective provinces. According to a party source, Sabitra Kafle of Province 1 concluded that election alliances were not fruitful for the party. She also said the party’s near 4,000 member central committee could not work.

Martika Yadav of Province 2 said that the party could recover the damage to some extent if it moved the election campaign in the right way.

Hitman Shakya of Province 3 concluded that the party could take its role in ending load shedding to voters.

Dev Gurung of Province 4 said excessive election expenses were another cause behind the party’s poor performance.

Province 5 In-charge Barshaman pun said that Nepali Congress and CPN-UML had taken advantage by influencing security officers.

Shakti Basnet of Province 6 however concluded that the party’s poor organisation structure was also a cause of the poor result.

Lekhraj Bhatta of Province 7 said that the party would not improve as long as the current organisational structure remained.


A version of this article appears in print on July 18, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.

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