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Nepali Congress Mahasamiti meeting to be extended for three more days

- Sanjaya Lama, Kathmandu

Dec 18, 2018-

The Mahasamiti meeting of the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) is to be extended for three more days.

According to Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma, the Mahasamiti meeting will be continued for three more days as the leaders are yet forge consensus on party statute.

Speaking to mediapersons on Tuesday, spokesperson Sharma said, “The Mahasamiti meeting might be extended for three more days if needed.”

The meeting which kicked off in the Capital on Saturday will be continued in the Yogamber Party Palace till Wednesday and will be shifted to party central office in Sanepa on Thursday, Sharma said.

According to the calendar, the meeting has to be concluded on Tuesday. The party, however, was forced to extend the meeting as the leaders are yet to forge consensus on statute.

The meeting, which was put off after the situation became tense with the district presidents insisting on not allowing the meeting to resume until the draft of party charter is presented this afternoon, resumed at 3 pm.

No sooner had party President Sher Bahadur Deuba announced the commencement of the meeting, the district presidents climbed onto to the stage and created a ruckus demanding that the charter be presented before the meeting starts. Following the disturbance, Deuba immediately announced the postponement of the meeting.

District presidents agreed to allow the resumption of the meeting following a discussion at Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar.

A minor confrontation broke out when leader Prakash Sharan Mahat snatched the microphone from Nuwakot district president Jagdishnar Singh KC.

Earlier on Monday, the leaders had failed to reach consensus on amending the party charter after leaders floated differing views on the number of office bearers to be elected by the General Convention and nominated by the party president.

The two rival factions of the party had agreed to increase the number of office bearers to eight—party president, two vice presidents, two general secretaries, two joint general secretaries and one treasurer—from the current six but disputes remain over how many of them will be elected and how many will be nominated by the party president.

Published: 18-12-2018 18:29

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