CPN(Maoist Centre) central committee deferred due to COVID-19 risks

Kathmandu, Jan 7 (RSS):The central committee meeting of CPN (Maoist Centre) has been postponed till January 22 after some staffers working in the party’s central office and some party leaders contracted COVID-19.

The central committee formed after party’s recently held general convention was going to convene on January 9 to pick 15 officer-bearers as per the party statute.

According to the party office chief secretary Shree Ram Dhakal, some leaders and five office employees tested positive for COVID-19 following which the meeting was postponed.

Party chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has also restrained meetings in wake of the party office staffers contracting the flu-like infection, he shared.

The 8th general convention concluded on January 2 had elected 237 members while the central committee had elected leader Dahal as the party chair unopposed.

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