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)
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
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