UCPN (M) closed door session begins following ‘technical delays’
The closed door session of the seventh general convention of the ruling UCPN (Maoist) began in Hetauda of Makwanpur district Sunday evening amid much pomp and fanfare.
Although the closed door session was supposed to begin at 11 am today, it was delayed by seven hours following dispute over various issues among the top leaders of the party, it is learnt.
Today’s closed door session saw party’s cultural troupes perform various song and dance sequences in front of large number of Maoist leaders and activists, most of whom were wearing red party caps. Actual discussion on political dossiers to be presented by top leaders of the Maoist party will take place during tomorrow's closed door session.
Organising a press meet at the venue of the general convention, Maoist party spokesperson Agni Sapkota said that discussion on series of political dossiers and organisational reports will be conducted during morning and afternoon sittings of the closed door session to be held on Monday.
He cited "few technical difficulties" behind the delay in starting the closed door session scheduled to begin today. The closed door session is set to hold discussion on party chairman chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s political dossier that calls for "capitalist revolution to create the foundation of socialism", abandoning party's long-held strategy of "protracted People's War".
However, it is learnt that the delay in starting the closed door session was caused by the dispute inside the party on selection of party representatives including few crucial reports to be presented by top leaders of the party.
Some 3,500 representatives including observers and more than 1,000 volunteers are participating in the week-long party general convention that will conclude on February 7 and is dubbed as "general convention of unity".
Dahal had inaugurated the general convention, the party’s first in over two decades, amid a grand ceremony at Huprachaur on Saturday. Nepalnews.com