Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist)
|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist)|
|Secretary-General||Lok Narayan Subedi|
|Students wing||Nepal Progressive Student Federation|
|Politics of Nepal
Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist) was a political party in Nepal, formed on September 15, 2005 through the merger of Communist Party of Nepal (United) and Communist Party of Nepal (Marxist). The party was a member of the United Left Front and contributed to the 2006 Loktantra Andolan.
Bishnu Bahadur Manandhar (general secretary of CPN(United)) was named general secretary of the party (he later stepped down) and Prabhu Narayan Chaudhari (president of CPN(M)) was the president of the party. Other politburo members were:
- Madhav Gyawali
- Hemant Bahadur B.C.
- Tilak Parajuli
- Ganesh Shah
- Lok Narayan Subedi
- Chandra Deo Joshi
- Sharan Bikram Malla
- Sunil Manandhar
- Bhim Prasad Sedhai
- Sahadev Yadav
- Ekraj Pandey
- Thakur Sharma
The founding unification conference also elected a 34-member Central Committee and an 82-member National Council.
In mid-October 2006, the party went through an internal crisis. Prabhu Narayan Chaudhuri received harsh criticism from party members over his actions as Minister of Land Reforms. On October 14 he was gheraoed in his office by party cadres. Ten politburo members, including both Manandhar and Chaudhuri, resigned. Chandra Deo Joshi was appointed acting chairman whereas Lok Narayan Subedi became the new general secretary of the party.
In 2007, Ganesh Shah and Chandra Deo Joshi broke away from CPN(UM), and formed a separate CPN (United).
Communism in Nepal