KATHMANDU: The establishment side of the Unified CPN-Maoist and the dissenting Baidhya faction on Thursday have held separate meetings in the Capital, showing indications of the widening intra-party rift.
The Baidhya faction has held a meeting at Kupondole in which they have ruled out the reunion of the party while the establishment side had called a meeting at the party headquarters in Peris Danda in Koteshwor. However, the meeting called by the latter was postponed, sources said.
At the meeting held at Kupondole, Politburo member Pampha Bhusal, who is close to the Baidhya faction, said, “There is a slim chance for the party to reunite as it witnessed a big gap between the set party policy and the leadership.”
The Baidhya faction has called a meeting on June 7 in an attempt to form a new party.
The establishment side and the Baidhya faction have already formed committees in different levels in a parallel manner.
Blaming the establishment side for the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, the dissenting faction has called for the round table meeting of all the parties to form a consensus government.