KC leads new faction of Janamorcha Nepal

Rupandehi, May 27 :

The Janamorcha Nepal split today after a dissident faction of the party held a national convention to reorganise the party.

Janamorcha Nepal had been formed by merging the pro-CPN (Ekta Kendra), National Janamorcha and the pro-CPN (Mashal), Joint Janamorcha, on July 4, 2002. Today, the CPN-Mashal faction of the Janamorcha Nepal organised its first national convention in Butwal and formed a new ad hoc committee under coordination of Chitra Bahadur KC.

Coordinator of newly reorganised Janamorcha Nepal, Chitra Bahadur KC, said the party had to be reorganised because the earlier party leadership had converted the party into an associate party of the CPN-Maoist.The national convention elected Chitra Bahadur KC as the leader of parliamentary party.

“We are the legitimate Janamorcha Nepal and we will go to the election commission for legitimacy and we will represent the party in the seven-party alliance,” KC said.

The national convention also passed a political proposal to disapprove all decisions taken by the meeting of the central ad hoc committee of Janamorcha Nepal held from May 3 to May 12. The political proposal said the new central ad hoc committee had to be formed because the earlier committee acted against party policy and was working to turn the party into a legitimate front or associate organisation of CPN-Maoist.

Meanwhile in Kathmandu, Janamorcha Nepal chairman, Amik Sherchan, today expressed ignorance about the reported reorganisation of the party through a national convention in Butwal. He, however, said what happened in recent days will be clarified after the party’s meeting, scheduled to be held in the capital tomorrow.

“We do not know about any such story. We are meeting tomorrow,” Sherchan said.