Maoist Centre launches statute convention in Kathmandu (in photos)
KATHMANDU: The Statute Convention of the ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) has kicked off at the Nepal Academy in Kamaladi, marking a pivotal moment in the party's organizational evolution.
The opening session witnessed party chair and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal paying homage to martyrs by wreathing their portraits, symbolizing the party's commitment to its revolutionary legacy.
With over 1,200 representatives in attendance, including central members, alternative central members, members from three central commissions, and office-bearers from seven provincial committees, three non-territorial committees, and affiliated organizations, the three-day event promises comprehensive deliberations on key party matters.
Previously, the party established the Statute Draft Committee under the leadership of Vice Chair Pampha Bhusal.
The committee, comprising prominent figures such as General Secretary Dev Prasad Gurung, Deputy General Secretaries Girirajmani Pokhrel, Barshaman Pun, and Janardan Sharma, along with Secretaries Surendra Karki and Ganesh Shah, presented the draft of the statute to Party Chair Dahal on January 12.
According to party sources, the convention aims to formulate a consolidated statute to govern the party in a more organized and cohesive manner, reflecting its commitment to internal governance and coherence.
Addressing the convention, party senior Vice Chair and Deputy Prime Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha highlighted the significance of the day, noting the government's earlier announcement of a public holiday to commemorate People's War Day (Fagun 1 in the Nepali calendar).
However, this provision was rescinded out of respect for the Supreme Court's verdict, demonstrating the party's adherence to the rule of law and judicial decisions.
As the convention progresses, discussions and deliberations are expected to shape the future trajectory of the Maoist Centre, reaffirming its commitment to progressive ideals and revolutionary principles in the pursuit of a more equitable and just society.
Here are some pictures of the convention taken by Ratopati photojournalist: