UML's Janajati-Madhesi leaders not to quit party for now; but will continue to boycott party meetings
Janajati and Madhesi leaders of the CPN (UML), who met Dhulikhel from Wednesday and Thursday, have ruled out immediate split in the party.
Vice chairman Ashok Rai, who leads the new faction of Janajati and Madhesi leaders in the party, told reporters that the meeting decided not to separate from the party right now, but they would continue to boycott the meetings called by the party to show their differences with the party leadership on the issue of identity-based federalism.
According to Rai, they will forge alliance with groups that are in favour of drafting the new constitution with identity-based federalism. He also informed that a gathering of the party workers who support the issues raised by them, and decide the next course of action.
A dozen leaders including Rai, politburo members Prithvi Subba Gurung and Ram Chandra Jha and central committee members Rakam Chemjong, Bijay Subba, Rizban Ansari and Gopal Thakur were present in the meeting. nepalnews.com