KATHMANDU, May 1 (Xinhua) -- A five-day national convention of the opposition party the UCPN (Maoist) has begun in eastern Nepal which is expected to crave a clear plan for the party rebuilding, party leaders said on Thursday.
The convention began on Thursday afternoon which would continue for next five days to delve the new policy and program of the party, and retaining the lost image of the party. Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the national convention which is held after eight years.
"We will take some important decision regarding the party building process and shaping the ideology," party Spokesperson Agni Sapkota told Xinhua.
The Maoist party decided to hold such convention after it faced unexpected loss in last November's election which left it far behind the Nepali Congress and CPN-UML.
Immediately after the election, the party had concluded that weak organizational structure was one of the major reason for the party's defeat in the election.
Along with organizational structure, the party plans to develop a new ideology of the party at the convention saying that current ideology of the party has turned obsolete.
About 16,000 party representatives have gathered to make the convention a success.
In the convention, Dahal will present a political document at the convention highlighting the party's plan to restructure the party organizations and shaping the party's policy.