2 February 2021, Kathmandu
Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) of the Prachanda-Nepal faction Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar have reached the Election Commission (EC) to claim the legitimacy of the party.
With the central committee (CC) meeting’s decision to submit a claim over the election symbol and legitimacy of the party in Peris Danda on Monday, the faction reached to the ECN on Tuesday
The Prachanda-Nepal faction has been claiming the party’s legitimacy arguing that the majority of CC members are with the faction.
With the dissolution of the HoR, the Prachanda-Nepal faction appointed Madhav Nepal as the chairman of the faction by ousting KP Sharma Oli. Similarly, the Oli faction also extended the central committee.
Both the factions had sent a letter to the ECN, notifying the Commission about their respective decisions in line with Section 51 of the Political Parties Act, 2017.
The ECN, however, had rejected the proposals of both the factions, denying the recognition to the party split.