Print Edition - 2014-09-03 | Nation
Seven leaders line up for NSU leadership
Sep 2, 2014-
Seven leaders of Nepal Students Union (NSU), a sister wing of the ruling Nepali Congress, have started homework to build a ground to secure their candidacy for the 11 General Convention scheduled to kick off in two weeks’ time.
Five leaders close to party President Sushil Koirala and two from Sher Bahadur Deuba-led faction have been lobbying to the party leaders for the ticket of the presidential berth. Former NSU General Secretaries Manoj Mani Acharya and Bhupendra Jung Shahi and Central Committee members Kundan Kafle, Shuva Ram Basnet and Kedar Karki from the Sushil Koirala camp and former Vice-chairman Nain Singh Mahar and former General Secretary Jit Jung Basnet from the Sher Bahadur Deuba faction have set up their separate offices for the public relations and publicity. While Mahar has set up his office in Bagbazar, Basnet has his in Kupandol, Kafle and Basnet have offices in Putalisadak.
All the aspirants have kicked off district visits to woo the voters ahead of the three-day convention scheduled to begin in the Capital on September 14. NSU insiders said that despite the aspirations of many leaders, Acharya from the establishment faction and Mahar from the Deuba faction are among the frontrunners to secure the leadership ticket in the election. The biennial convention has not been held since 2005 owing to factional disputes. It has already been deferred four times in the last two years.
All the aspirants for the president have floated their agenda to make the union stronger and more effective, improve the academic environment in the country and resolve factional differences.
Published: 03-09-2014 09:20