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Nepal: Baburam Bhattarai resigns after dispute with party supremo Prachanda

The cause of dispute are some key appointments in the party.

Former Prime Minister of Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has announced his resignation as the Vice chairman of UCPN-M following a dispute with party supremo Prachanda. Bhattarai’s resignation yesterday came after differences surfaced between between him and party Chairman Prachanda over appointments of some members in key positions in the party,sources said.

Meanwhile,Prachanda called a high level meeting today with senior leaders of Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist(UCPN-M) in an attempt to settle the intra-party squabble and finalise the appointments. After his resignation,Bhattarai said that he has sacrificed the Vice Chairman’s post to “build a culture of sacrifice inside the party and promote the new generation”.

First published on: 30-06-2013 at 04:36:56 pm
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