UML Chairman Oli to head party’s school wing

A meeting of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) has nominated members of nine different central departments of the party.

Party spokesman Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said between six and 15 members were nominated to the committee at a meeting held at the Tulsi Lal Memorial Foundation in Chisal on Monday, when the opposition parties are expected to return to the party, despite a provision to nominate up to 25 committee members.

Jawari also said the party will now move forward at a new pace. The party has assigned responsibilities to department heads.

The standing committee meeting appointed members of the party’s school department (head: KP Sharma Oli), organization department (head: Bishnu Prasad Poudel), publicity department (head: Pradeep Kumar Gyawali), parliamentary department (head: Subas Nembang), and economic department. (Head: Bishnu Rimal), Ministry of Tourism Development (Head: Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Head: Dr. Rajan Bhattarai), Local Level Department (Head: Agni Harel), and Ministry of Elections (Head: Devendra Dahal).

The Communist Party of Nepal (UML) held a central committee meeting on August 8 to discuss the proposed constitution. A working group was formed under the leadership of party president K.P. Sharma Oli to prepare the draft political report as per the provisions of the constitution and a working group was formed under the leadership of general secretary Ishwar Pokharel to prepare the organizational report.

Similarly, a working group on the management of the Statute was formed under the leadership of Party Standing Committee member Ram Bahadur Thapa. The UML has already announced the schedule of parish-level meetings across the country in the third week of September and local-level committees in the last week of September.

Responding to a press query, a spokesman for Jawari said the Supreme Court today passed a verdict approving the proceedings against four Karnali members, including Prakash Jawar, who had given a vote of confidence to CPN (Maoist Centre) Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, the right-wing opposition to the party on 16.