CPN-M becomes 2nd largest party in Nepal
www.chinaview.cn 2007-09-24 19:36:20   Print

    KATHMANDU, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) became the second largest party in Nepali Interim Parliament with 84 lawmakers after it's unification with the CPN-Marxist Leninist Maoist (CPN-MLM) on Monday.

    Speaking at a function organized to announce the unification of the two parties on Monday, senior CPN-M leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai hinted at political polarization between the communists and the democratic groups in the Nepal's unfolding political scenario.

    Bhattarai said the issue of monarchy that divided the political parties is no more the topic of debate. He stressed the need of one communist party in Nepal to fulfill the aspirations of the people's democracy in true sense and called on all communist groups to get into this bloc.

    The CPN-MLM, one of the members of the Left Front has merged into the CPN-M with its 23-member central committee, 21 district committee and 21 thousands party members.

    After weeks of discussions, the unification between CPN-M and CPN-MLM had been agreed upon few days ago. CPN-M leader Dinanath Sharma and the CPN-MLM leader Nanda Kumar Prasai signed the unification agreement on Monday in Nepali capital Kathmandu.

Editor: Bi Mingxin
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