Kathmandu, June 14
After all the 13 groups said the issue of conflict-era cases should be dealt with as per the peace process, Naya Shakti Nepal today decided to raise the issue strongly.
Addressing the closing ceremony of the three-day party establishment announcement programme, Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai said his party’s Saptari district coordinator had been rounded up over a war-era case which was in violation of the Comprehensive Peace Accord and the state’s commitment.
“We strongly condemn such action and demand immediate release of Arun Sah,” Bhattarai said adding that the party has taken the arrest as an attempt to thwart the NSN’s campaign.
Bhattarai directed all the participants to strengthen the party organisation at the lowest level by increasing the members of the party to ensure that NSN becomes the first party in the upcoming local and federal elections.
The two-day national gathering of Naya Shakti Nepal concluded today forming a task force to finalise the presented documents.
However, the party has decided to continue with the existing leadership pattern adding newcomers in the existing Central Council until the upcoming national convention of the party.
The 15-member task force led by party coordinator Baburam Bhattarai includes Devendra Poudel, Rameswor Khanal, Parshuram Tamang, Ram Kumar Sharma, Surendra Chaudhary, Kamala Hemchuri, Dambar Khatiwada, Parshuram Khapung, Ram Chandra Jha, Ganga Shrestha, Kalpana Dhamala, Mahendra Paswan, Pasang Sherpa and Keshav Dahal.
The task force will finalise the three documents presented in the closed session, which includes Bhattarai’s political report titled ‘Bases of Naya Shakti’, secretariat member Devendra Poudel’s document ‘Principles of Organisation and Statute’ and Rameswor Khanal’s draft for development and prosperity of the country.
Meanwhile Sabina Aryal presented the party’s income and expenditure at the programme.
Aryal said Rs 3.668 million was spent for publicity while the total expenditure was Rs 10.4 million and total income was Rs 16.13 million.
A version of this article appears in print on June 15, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.