UCPN-M to hold mega training

KATHMANDU: Around 5,000 leaders and cadres of the UCPN-Maoist are taking part in a two-day national training on contemporary political issues of the party, which is scheduled to begin at Kharipati in Bhaktapur on Wednesday.

Some 4,100 members of the State Committees of the party and around 1,000 people would be deployed for the management and security of probably the largest training session of a political party, said Bikesh Shrestha, a UCPN-M central committee member.

The participants include members of the state committees, their advisors, central advisors, chiefs of sister organisations and their office bearers and those in charge of ethnic fronts.

During the last national gathering of the party at Kharipati on November 2008, around 2,000 people had gathered including some 1,100 senior cadres.

According to Shrestha, who is also the office secretary of the party, the gathering would assess the movement launched by the party besides revisiting the decisions made during the party’s previous Kharipati meeting of November 2008.

“This training will help prepare the cadres to face any sort of challenge in the future as both the Maoist and the national and international reactionary forces have been prepared to draft a constitution of their interest,” he said.

Shrestha claimed that the training would create pressure among the parties to come up with an outlet for the impending political deadlock and prepare to fight any conspiracy hatched by reactionary forces against the ‘people’s constitution’.

Besides, the training would also focus on party’s internal dynamics including that on ideological differences so as to take party unity to a new height.

Newa State Committee has been given the task of managing the training session. Eight separate district committees of the party functioning in the Valley have been provided separate tasks for managing the food and accommodation as well as making other essential arrangements for the participants.

A huge training hall is being constructed at Kharipati to tomorrow’s deadline. Hundreds of YCL cadres would provide security forming a ring outside the venue.