April 10 – Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Tuesday registered itself at the Election Commission for the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. The Maoist leaders, led by Dr Baburam Bhattarai, today submitted their application to register the CPN-M as a political party at the EC.
The former rebel party is participating in the elections following their entry into the mainstream politics. The date for the CA elections, as agreed by the eight parties, is set as June 20, which however, has to be formally announced by the interim government.
The Maoists have 83 seats in the interim parliament.The party has five ministerial portfolios in the current interim government. Earlier, CPN-M had been unable to register itself due to the lack of citizenship certificates of some of its central committee members.