UML’s statute amendment proposal: Central members to pick office-bearers except Chairperson and General Secretary

A Standing Committee member of CPN-UML. (File photo)

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Kathmandu: The CPN-UML’s Standing Committee meeting on Monday endorsed the party’s statute amendment proposal. The meeting that took place at the Lalitpur-based Tulsi Lal Memorial Foundation passed the proposal, according to party Vice-Chair Bamdev Gautam.

The document has proposed doing away with the provisions of politburo member and alternative central member and going with the provisions of office-bearer, standing committee member and central member.

Besides, the task force has proposed the provision of choosing party office-bearers except for Chairperson and General Secretary by central members elected by the General Convention.

Similarly, it has proposed to increase the number of central members. The 225-member Central Committee has been proposed, according to him. More, the task force has presented the idea of downsizing the number of vice-chairs and increasing the number of secretaries.

UML Office Secretary Sher Bahadur Tamang said the endorsed document would be presented to the Central Committee meeting.

The CC meeting is also expected to endorse the proposal which advices for giving an executive rights to the Province Committee. The proposal will come into effect once the Central Committee endorses it.

The proposal was prepared by statute amendment draft task force coordinated by party Deputy General Secretary and Organisation Department Chief, Bishnu Prasad Poudel.