Cadres of the UCPN (Maoist) hit the streets in Chitwan Sunday morning to protest the 'attack' by the cadres of the breakaway party, CPN-Maoist, in Chitwan on Saturday.
The protesting UCPN (Maoist) cadres also enforced hour-long chakkajam (traffic blockage) throughout Chitwan district. They have claimed that armed cadres of CPN-Maoist had attacked their cadres when they were at the party office to ask the latter to evacuate the party office 'captured' by them.
At least ten persons were injured, from both sides, when dispute over the ownership of the party office located at Krishna Nagar turned into a violent confrontation.
Dispute over the control of party offices continues since the split in the Maoist party two weeks ago. In view of possible clashes, UCPN (M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and the breakaway party's general secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa had recently agreed to decide the ownership issue based on the majority in the concerned committees. nepalnews.com