Kathmandu, Feb 13: The Statute Convention of ruling CPN (Maoist Centre) has commenced at the Nepal Academy in Kamaladi. During the opening session, party chair and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' wreathed the portraits of martyrs.
The three-day event is being attended over 1,200 representatives including party's central members, alternative central members, members from three central commission, office-bearers from seven province committees, three non-territorial committees and party-affiliated organisations.
Previously, the party established the Statute Draft Committee led by vice chair Pampha Bhusal. The Committee comprising 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 statue's draft to party chair Prachanda on January 12.
According to the party source, the Convention aims to formulate a consolidated statue to run the party in a more organised way.
Addressing the Convention, party senior Vice Chair and Deputy Prime Minister, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, said though the government earlier announced a public holiday to commemorate the People's War Day today (Fagun 1 in the Nepali calendar), the provision was rescinded out of respect for the Supreme Court's verdict. (RSS)