Dissident Janajati and Madhesi leaders of the CPN-UML have said they will not furnish clarification on their activities to the party's Central Disciplinary Commission.
The dissident leaders met on Thursday and concluded that the Disciplinary Commission's decree only showed the autocratic tendency of the party leadership and that they had not anything wrong to furnish any clarification.
The Disciplinary Commission headed by Amrit Bohara had on Thursday asked a dozen central leaders including vice chairman Ashok Rai, politburo members Prithvi Subba Gurung and Ram Chandra Jha, and central leaders Rakam Chejong, Rizwan Ansari and Bijay Subba to furnish written clarification within a week on their activities.
The disciplinary panel said their activities violated the party's policies and the organisational norms.
The disgruntled leaders have boycotted a series of meetings of the party since the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27 and are allegedly mulling preparing to announce a separate party. They have been openly criticising the party leadership for its stance against identity-based federalism. nepalnews.com