NC told to amend statute to ensure 33pc seats for women

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Aug 28, 2018-

The Nepal Women’s Association has asked for 33 percent seats to women from ward to the central levels in the Nepali Congress.

At a programme organised in the Capital on Sunday to mark the 22nd memorial day of association’s founding chairperson late Mangala Devi Singh, the speakers said that one-third of the seats in the party organisation should be ensured to women.

On the occasion, Nepali Congress leader Prakashman Singh said that women should pile pressure on the leadership to amend the party’s statute to ensure greater participation of women. “Women should move ahead in an organised manner to secure their rights,” Singh said, adding that he was in favour of representing more women in NC.

Party leader Ambika Basnet said that women must fight for their rights. She also urged the women to unite and fight against the violence that they have been facing for a long time.

 Association’s chairperson Uma Regmi asked the NC leadership to amend the party statute to make sure 33 percent of the seats goes to the women from the ward committee to the central committee.

Women leaders Sarswati Tiwari, Dhana Khatiwada, province lawmaker Kalpana Nepali, former lawmaker Kalyani Rijal and others expressed their displeasure with the party leadership for disregarding the role of women in the party.

Published: 28-08-2018 07:40

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