KATHMANDU – Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) has also formed a two-member high-level committee to hold a dialogue with the government.
Responding to the government’s decision today to form a committee to hold talks with them, Biplav-led CPN also announced the formation of its committee led by party secretariat member Khadga Bahadur Bishwakarma ‘Prakanda’.
Central Committee Member Udaya Chalaune ‘Dipak’ is another member of the CPN’s dialogue committee.
Issuing a statement today, Biplav said that his party has agreed to sit for a dialogue with the government on issues of political, economic and national independence of the country.
The Biplav-led-CPN’s announcement to form the high-level committee to sit for the negotiation comes a few hours after the government set up its two-member committee for dialogue with the group that was outlawed in 2019.
Earlier today morning, the government had announced a two-member committee led by Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’ to hold dialogue with Netra Bikram Chand ‘Biplav’-led Communist Party of Nepal.
Minister for Communication and Information Technology Parbat Gurung had said that the two-member committee has been formed to hold dialogues with Communist Party of Nepal (Biplav Group) and resolve the problem.
Rajan Bhattarai, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s foreign affairs advisor, is the member of the committee that has been tasked to hold talks with the Biplav-led CPN, an offshoot of the former CPN (Maoist) which was outlawed by the government in 2019.
Following its violent activities, the government on March 12, 2019 had decided to outlaw the CPN led by Biplav and banned its activities.
However, the Oli-led government has taken steps in recent days to bring the Biplav-led outfit to the negotiating table after a split of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).