Maoists burn down Chairman Pranchanda’s effigy in Rautahat: CPN-Maoist activists of Rautahat district today burnt down the effigy of party Chairman Prachanda and demanded for his resignation in protests of the inclusion of no nominees from the district by the party leadership in the closed list for proportional representation system. This is the first incident of open protests against Maoist Chairman Prachanda by activist from his own party.
The activists have also alleged that non-Madhesis have been nominated in the Madhesi quotas in the party’s closed list. They claimed that the PR list submitted by the party has emphasized on the hilly region and demanded the party’s central committee to amend the list. The activists have also burnt down the effigy of lawmaker Prabhu Sah. The Maoist became the largest political party in the recent CA elections.