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Call CWC meeting soon, 24 NC leaders ask Koirala
Aug 8, 2014-
As many as 24 Nepali Congress Central Working Committee members called on party President and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday, asking him to hold the CWC meeting immediately to discuss pressing national and party-related issues.
Most of those signing the memo to demand the CWC meeting are Sher Bahadur Deuba loyals. Submitting a memorandum to Koirala at the party headquarters in Sanepa, Lalitpur, they raised crucial national issues and matters related to the party’s functioning that needed to be discussed immediately.
Six months after the formation of an NC-led government, they charged that important decisions of the coalition such as common minimum programmes of the government, and its policies and programmes were never discussed in the party.
The last CWC meeting was held on January 4 soon after the Cabinet formation. “According to the NC charter, the general convention of the parry is due in a month.
Sister organisations are full of problems and the central departments are almost defunct,” they expressed their concerns.
A meeting of the party office bearers held on July 7, when PM Koirala was in the United States for treatment, decided to hold the 13th general convention of the party only after the promulgation of the new constitution. The four-year term of the present CWC expires on September 20.
Sources said the upcoming CWC meeting will extend its term and mandate likely by one year citing that the party leaders were busy in constitution-drafting so they would not find time for general convention immediately. The Deuba faction members have stressed the need for discussing these critical matters at the CWC to seek solutions.
According to leaders, Koirala assured the delegation that the party would be managed in an institutional manner and as per the laws.
Those demanding the meeting are Gopal Man Shrestha, Arjun Narsingh KC, Puspa Bhusal, Chandra Bhandari, Min Bishowkarma, Man Bahadur Bishowkarma, Ajay Kumar Chaurasiya, Shanker Bhandari, Surendra Raj Pandey, Dipak Giri and Ramesh Rijal, most of them from the Deuba faction.
Published: 09-08-2014 10:01