CPN-UML chairman Jhalanath Khanal has stressed that the upcoming Ninth General Convention of his party should elect a unanimous leadership.
Addressing a weekly press meet about the General Convention organised by the General Convention Management Main Committee at the party headquarters, Balkhu, on Tuesday, chairman Khanal pointed out the need of making the party stronger by selecting the party leadership unanimously.
The party chairman said that preparations for the general convention were moving ahead rapidly and the document to be tabled in the general convention has been prepared through consensus.
Party general secretary Ishwar Pokhrel said that the political report, the organizational report and the party statute amendment proposal for the general convention which have been passed by the central committee would be made available to all the party members within this week for discussion.
Chief of the party's publicity and publications department Pradip Gyawali said the final draft of the statute amendment proposal has a provision for having a uniform membership in the party.
“Every applicant for the party membership should complete a designated probation period before being given the party membership.”
The party central committee would have 149 members including 115 full and 34 alternative members, while the central committee would have one chairperson, five vice-chairpersons, one general secretary, two deputy general secretaries and five secretaries.
Similarly, the immediate past chair of the party would automatically be considered the party’s senior leader.
The election of the party's representatives from different districts and party's units for the general convention would take place on June 21.
Coordinators appointed for three thematic sub-committees
Coordinators have been appointed to three of the five sub-committees proposed under the Constituent Assembly Constitution Drafting Committee on Tuesday.
A meeting of the CA Constitution Drafting Committee today appointed Coordinators to the three sub-committees on Executive, Judiciary and Legislature.
Bharat Mohan Adhikari has been appointed Coordinator of the Sub-committee on Legislature, Hitraj Pandey the Coordinator of the Sub-committee on Executive and Ramesh Lekhak the Coordinator of the Sub-committee on Judiciary.
The Sub-committees have been assigned to develop their respective draft to be presented before the plenary of the drafting committee.
Other Sub-committees under the drafting Committee include Sub-committee on Fundamental Rights and Commissions and the Sub-committee on Preamble, Citizenship and Definitions.
The drafting committee is developing the preliminary draft on the contents so far agreed among the political parties to be part of the new constitution.
As per the CA calendar, the preliminary draft finalized by the Committee will be presented before the plenary of the CA and will then be made available for public submissions after it is approved by the CA.
The thematic allocation of the work of developing the first draft is expected to speed up the constitution writing process, said Lekhak, the Coordinator of the Sub-committee on Legislature.