By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Apr. 12: CPN (Maoist Center) has issued circular to its rank and file that at least a woman should be fielded as chief of a local level in a district while filing nomination from the party for the upcoming local level election.
The circular issued by the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has made it mandatory for party committees to field a woman candidate for the post of mayor or chef in such local levels where the party is in a strong position to win the election.
The CPN (Maoist Center) has expressed belief that there will be at least a woman chief in at least a local level in all the 77 districts from the party, which means at least 77 women chiefs in the total of 753 local levels.
Similarly, the circular states that party should field a woman as a candidate as chairperson of at least a ward in a local level.
As per the CPN (Maoist Center) statute, the party committee of a local level should have 35 per cent women in it.
The party has also provided leading role to women in provincial committees, for instance two out of seven provincial committees of the party are led by women as chairperson.
Going a step further ahead of the Constitutional provision of 33 per cent representation of women, the Maoist Center party has ensured 35 per cent representation of women in all of its party organisation committees.
Bimala KC, chairperson of the CPN (Maoist Center) Karnali Provincial Committee, viewed that the latest circular of the party would help development of women leadership.