Kathmandu: Dissatisfied members of Nepal’s ruling political party are forming a breakaway party in a split that is likely to further deepen the nation’s political crisis.
Breakaway group leader Mohan Baidya said on Tuesday that Maoist leaders failed to follow the party’s policy and principles and compelled the split.
A supporter of establishment faction of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) listen to the speech given by party leaders during the mass rally in Kathmandu on 15 June 2012. AP
The group led by Baidya has criticised the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) leaders of ignoring their concerns and keeping them away from party policies and decisions making.
The most recent term of the Constituent Assembly expired in late May and left Nepal without a government. Opposition politicians want Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to resign instead of leading a caretaker government through November elections.
Baidya said the splinter group would be called Nepal Communist Party – Maoist.
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