Maoists to announce unified party on May 19

Maoists to announce unified party on May 19

Five Maoist parties and factions decided to unify their forces and announce the unified party on May 19.

UCPN-Maoist led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, CPN-Revolutionary Maoist led by Ram Bahadur Thapa, Revolutionary Communist Party led by Mani Thapa and a faction from Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN Maoist under the leadership of Basanta Gharti signed a 13-point agreement to unify.

Maoist leader Jayapuri Gharti who had been advocating for the unification among various Maoist forces also signed the document.

They also formed a five-member Party Unification Coordination Committee, including Dahal, Thapa duo and Gharti duo.

Earlier this afternoon, central committee meetings of Dahal and Thapa-led parties had endorsed the agreement.

According to UCPN-Maoist General Secretary Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the parties would hold a joint convention on May 19 morning and announce the unification in the afternoon on the same day.

Source: THT