CPN-UML Central Committee today formed 10 groups to discuss its political report, proposals relating to party organisation, and amendment to party statute.

UML leader Yogesh Bhattarai said that the groups would study the proposal and submit it to the Central Committee tomorrow which would finalise the documents to be presented in the statute convention scheduled for October 1-3. These proposals were referred to the Central Committee by the party's Standing Committee.

Bhattarai said his party was holding first statute convention to discuss political ideology as party leaders felt during the last General Convention that discussing both the political issues and electing party leadership from the same General Convention was not right and there should be two different conventions for discussing political issues and electing new leadership.

"We felt that discussing two many issues in the General Convention left us with inadequate time to discuss political issues as party leaders were busy with the leadership questions," Bhattarai said. Asked if Bhim Bahadur Rawal and some other leaders expressed their dissatisfaction about the 10-point unit proposal not being honestly implemented, Bhattarai said, "It is true that we faced complex situation in the party and for sometime we might face difficulties in implementing new proposal but in the long run everything will be okay.

Rawal is not happy that Oli has chosen Lekhraj Bhatta as the in-charge of Sudurpaschim Province. Before the UML's merger with the CPN- MC, Rawal was the in-charge of Sudurpaschim Province.

Rawal and other third frontier leaders have grudged that UML Chair KP Sharma Oli is not in favour of honestly implementing the 10-point unity proposal.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 25 2021, of The Himalayan Times.