CPN-Maoist Centre to hold party convention in January 2017

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Kathmandu, July 7 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre on Thursday decided to hold the first convention of the unified Maoist party on from January 7 to 12 next year. According to party leader Mani Thapa, the decision was made in a politburo meeting of the party that began on Tuesday, reports the Himalayan Times. The meeting reiterated that a national consensus government should be formed at the earliest. Thapa said that the party would discuss its agendas with other parties and form the government with any party which would support the agendas. Reports suggest that the party would immediately begin discussions with the major parties including ruling coalition partner Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and main opposition Nepali Congress on toppling the incumbent government led by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli. The party leaders have of late, expressed dissatisfaction with the Oli government claiming it could not implement a nine-point agreement. (ANI)