UML leaders build pressure on Election Commission to expedite process for scrapping registration of CPN (Maoist Center)

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Kathmandu: Former CPN (Maoist Center) leaders who defected to CPN-UML have build pressure on the Election Commission to take ahead the process for scrapping the registration of their former party.

UML Standing Committee members Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, Mani Thapa, Prabhu Sah, Gauri Shankar Tharu, and other leaders reached the commission on Friday and inquired on why the process for annulling the registration was not speeded up.

The leader had lodged a complaint with the Election Commission on Wednesday saying that the party’s action against them was illegitimate as it has failed to hold General Convention for the past nine years. They have demanded the registration of the party be annulled.

Leader Prabhu Sah said that they asked the officials why the process was delayed even two days after filing the complaint.

“We inquired about progress on the complaint. The officials told us that the commission was studying the application and will expedite the process soon,” Sah said.

Meanwhile, the CPN (Maoist Center) has termed those filing the complaint as ‘opportunists and immoral elements’. Issuing a statement on Friday, CPN (Maoist Center) Secretary Shree Ram Dhakal said that it was ridiculous for persons who don’t have any concerns with the party to file the complaint demanding to scrap the party’s registration.