UCPN (M) for collective leadership at local level too
KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The UCPN (M) has decided to go for collective leadership in its organizational structure even at the state, district, area and village level, four years after the party adopted collective leadership at the central level.
A joint meeting of the party office bearers and the secretariat members at the party headquarters in Perishdanda took the decision on Monday.
"Our central office team on Sunday submitted a proposal to the office bearers on adopting collective leadership at state, district, area and village levels. The same proposal has been endorsed," said Dor Prasad Upadhyay, a member of central office secretariat and member of general convention organizational committee.
According to the decision, the party´s lower organizational structure will have chairman, vice-chairman, secretary and treasure to take collective decision. Earlier, secretary and in-charge used to lead the party at the local level.
"But the office bearers could not take decision of the number of members in the committee due to the lack of time today," said Upadhaya.
Party Spokesperson Agni Prasad Sapkota said the party will take a decision on the numbers of members and also representatives to be included in the general convention of the lower committees.
"The party decided to elect representative on the basis of the federalism and inclusion," said Sapkota.
According to Upadhyay, they have estimated around 2,000 representatives will participate in the general convention. But a decision to this effect is yet to be taken.
They have also proposed to form councils at different levels so that meeting of the party at different levels can take place easily. As of now, the party has been facing difficulties in convening meeting of its different committees as they are too big for holding the meeting.
"We have 300 and 500 member committees. We have taken more time to settle problems so that the same problems will not surface inthe future," Upadhyaya added.
Maoist has 15 state committees -13 geographical and communication and cultural state committees. Likewise, around 100 district committees, including 75 geographical districts.