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UML, MC preparing to give message of unification on Establishment Day

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KATHMANDU — The top leaders of the CPN-UML and Maoist Centre are preparing to give a message of early unification between the two parties on the occasion of the establishment day of Nepal Communist Party on Sunday.

Although the two parties made untiring efforts to be unified on the day, they have decided to give a message of early unification without holding a formal unification announcement programme.

Secretary at UML Central Office Secretary Krishna Gopal Shrestha said, “The unification process is not terminated, it is unavoidable. It is just delayed for some time.”

Both chairperson of the UML and MC would address a programme of the party unification coordination committee to be organized at the City Hall in the capital.

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The process of unification between the two large communist parties was initiated before the elections. Common manifesto focusing stable government, good governance and development was prepared by them. The parties argued that the elections approved their unity mandate.

The top leaders- UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and MC Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ – were assigned the responsibility to finalize the interim statute and interim political report prepared by coordinator a taskforce on organization, Madhav Kumar Nepal and coordinator of taskforce on ideological report, Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal.

The top leaders however have continued the discussion on a daily basis for the unification. They are suggested to announce the unification on coming May 1.

MC leader Dinanath Sharma said, “Both chairpersons have assured the unification within Baisakh. There is no point that the parties backtrack from unification now.”

The issues to be agreed before the unification are organization ratio, analyses of people’s war, forthcoming general convention and sharing of leadership.

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Nepal Communist Party was established on April 22, 1949 under the leadership of Pushpa Lal against the backdrop of movement against Rana Regime.

The founders of the party are Niranjan Baidya, Narabahadur Karmacharya, Narayan Bilas Joshi and Moti Devi Shrestha.

Since then with various merger and split, the communist parties are in a dozen of number where the UML and MC are dominating the national communist front running their coalition government

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari





ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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