KATHMANDU: Dissatisfied over party's stand on federalism, disgruntled Janajati-Madhesi leaders of the CPN-UML are all set to form a new party.
“We will hold a conference on October 4 and announce a new party,” said dissident central member of the CPN-UML Rajendra Shrestha.
“We have given a final touch to the statute and guiding principles of a new party. We have also completed works on organisational and ideological set up the party. ”
He said that there is no alternative to break away as the party is not ready to revoke its decision on federalism with multiple identity.
According to Shrestha, the decision on federalism taken by party is against the decision made by the Eighth General Convention.
Shrestha is accompanied by UML Vice-chair Ashok Rai and leaders like Ram Chandra Jha and Rakam Chemjong in forming a new party.