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NC to call CWC, Mahasamiti meetings shortly
Dec 18, 2017-
After a poor show in the recently concluded elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies, the Nepali Congress has decided to call its Central Working Committee meeting to review the poll results. The party will convene a meeting of Mahasamiti, the highest policy making body of the party, soon after the CWC meeting, according to the party leaders.
Pressure has been mounting on the party leadership from senior leaders to call the CWC and Mahasamiti meetings to review the election results and explore a way forward for the party.
“We are holding the CWC meeting soon,” said senior Nepali Congress leader Dr Shekhar Koirala. “As soon as we conclude the CWC meeting, we will also press the leadership to call a Mahasamiti meeting.” According to Koirala, besides formation of the left alliance, some structural and organisational defects were responsible for the party’s defeat. “I lost the elections by merely 675 votes, while two NC candidates won the elections to the Provincial Assembly with margin of two and three thousands votes. Wasn’t that a sabotage against me?” asked Koirala, who lost to UML’s left alliance candidate Lalbabu Pandit in the federal parliament election from Morang-6.
Vowing to raise the issue in both the meetings, he said such saboteurs should be boycotted politically and socially.
Amid speculation that party insiders had been involved in sabotage in various districts, another NC leader claimed that many senior party leaders lost the elections due to internal sabotage while calling for a thorough investigation.
The upcoming CWC and Mahasamiti meetings will discuss a range of issues including the left alliance’s impact on the polls, possible role of party leaders and cadres in sobotaging fellow party leaders, party restructure and a way forward for the party, said the NC leader.
The CWC meeting will take place in Kathmandu, while the Mahasamiti meeting is likely to take place either in Pokhara or Butwal, the leader added. “We could not hold the CWC meeting as many central members had been away from Kathmandu,” said NC Chief Secretary Krishna Poudel. “We will convene the meeting as soon as all of them will be present in Kathmandu. The meeting will be called within this week.”
Poudel confirmed that the party headquarters has received several complaints about cases of alleged sabotage from various districts.
Published: 18-12-2017 07:41