SURKHET, April 20 -- 21 members from Surkhet have left

As the government banned the Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) led by Netra Bikram Chand, the number of leaders and cadres quitting the party has increased significantly.

So far, 21 leaders and cadres have left the party in Surkhet alone. Those leaving the party also include former "people's government chief" Dam Bahadur Sunar among others. Former district chief of the CPN, Sunar said he quit the party after feeling that an armed struggle will not resolve the country's problems. "We joined peaceful politics after a long armed struggle, but there is no need for such battle in the present situation," said Sunar, adding, "That is why I decided to quit and made my decision public."

He str...