KATHMANDU, NOV 22 - The crusaders of federalism based on single identity on Monday announced the formation of a new party under the leadership of former CPN-UML Vice Chairman Ashok Rai.
The new party ' Sanghiya Samajbadi Party ' was announced at a programme organised at a function organised at New Baneshwor in the Capital. Most of the leaders and cadres of the new party are from the UML and some are also from the Nepali Congress.
The 98-member central ad hoc working committee includes eight vice chairmen, one general secretary, three deputy general secretaries and five secretaries.
Bijaya Subba, Durga Mani Dewan, Prem Krishna Pathak, Bir Bahadur Lama, Rakanm Chemjong, Hemraj Rai, Mohammad Rijwan Ansari and Gopal Thakur have been appointed as the vice chairmen for the party whereas Rajendra Shrestha is the general secretary.
Likewise, Ajambar Rai Kangmang, Radha Timilsina and Norsang Lama are the deputy general secretaries while Mina Gurung, Horilal Chaudhary Karna Bahadur Buda Magar, Ram Singh Yadav and DB Nepali have been allocated the post of secretaries.
Earlier, Rai, along with other disgruntled leaders, deserted the UML after the party stuck to its stance of dividing the country into seven federal states and adopt multi-identity federalism. However, the disgruntled leaders were claiming that such model of federalism can not address the oppression faced by indigenous and marginalized communities.
Posted on: 2012-11-22 05:32