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Janjati leaders boycott UML’s gathering

KATHMANDU: The dissident faction of the CPN (UML) led by Vice-chairman Ashok Rai today made public different reasons and stances on why the faction is boycotting the party’s national cadres’ meeting beginning today.
UML leaders belonging to Janajati and Madhesi communities are pushing for identity-based federalism for long.

Issuing a press statement today, Vice-chairman Rai said that the party failed to draw a conclusion by holding bilateral discussions on the nine-point demand tabled by them as ‘Our Opinion Regarding Present Context’ after the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly (CA).

Rai has demanded that the nine-point issues put forth by the leaders of the Janajati and Madhesi background formally be tabled in the party’s national gathering.

Similarly, Rai has asked the party leadership to withdraw the party standing committee’s decision to expel Ang Kaji Sherpa, deputy-secretary of the party’s Solukhumbu district committee, from the party’s membership.

“If our concerns are not addressed, we will boycott party’s national gathering and other future programmes and meetings,” the statement further states. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, June 17th, 2012 | 03:47 PM

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