By Our Reporter
Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has succeeded to make a major headway in its ongoing unification process, by finalizing the leadership in its district committees.
It took almost a year to form the unified district committees. A meeting of the party secretariat held on Sunday finalised the names of the chairmen and secretaries of all 77 districts. However, the names were made public by organising a programme on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party of Nepal at Nepal Academy on Monday.
With the finalization of the district leadership, the unification process almost completed. Both chairmen KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal termed the achievement as the conclusion of the unification process while addressing the programme.
Party chair and Prime Minister Oli and another party chair Dahal had been claiming that they would conclude the unification process by April 22 (Baisakh 9), the anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party of Nepal.
In Nepal, the first communist party was established by late Pushpalal in April, 1949.
The party also decided to conclude the unification of the party’s sister organisations and departments soon.
The sharing of 77 district committees between the erstwhile CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre is based on 60/40 ratio. As per the understanding, the former UML got the leadership in 45 district committees while the erstwhile Maoist Centre in 32 district committees.
Nine of the central committee members were demoted to the post of district chairs.
However, it was stated that Bam Dev Gautam and Naraynakaji got one chairman each while Madhav Nepal got 14 district chairs.
Interestingly, only three women were made district chairs and one district secretary.