The Nepali Congress (NC)'s disgruntled district presidents have recommended the party's top leadership to address the dissenting issues in the party at the earliest for the greater good of the party.
Organizing a press conference in the NC's central office at Sanepa, Lalitpur on Thursday, they shared about the decisions the district presidents of the major opposition party made during their three day meeting.
One among the recommendations was suggesting the NC's top leadership roll back the date of its next national convention made on the basis of the majority of the Central Working Committee (CWC). They viewed that setting the date on the party's national convention in that manner was against the spirit of party's Statue, values and greater interest of the party.
NC's Kavrepalanchowk's President Madhu Acharya shared they appraised President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel of the five points recommendations they had drawn out of the three day meeting.
Furthermore, during the press conference, it was shared that the party's district presidents demanded that the general convention of the central department, sister organizations and other committees of the NC be in line with the party's Statute and the distribution of the members of NC be assigned at the local unit of the party.
Furthermore, the candidates/representatives for the next national convention should be elected from the local level and provision be put in place for one person one opportunity in proportional and reservation quota.
Demands included formation of special investigation committee to ensure impartiality in the upcoming national convention and sharing opportunities among the party cadres on the basis of merit rather than factionalism.
The CWC on December 27 , 2019 had decided to hold the NC's 14th national convention from Feb 19 22 , 2021 on the basis of majority and also had decided that the term of the existing CWC be extended by one year.
But the decision has been courting dispute amid the leaders and of cadres leading to meet up of the party's district presidents in Kathmandu and piling of pressure on the party's top leadership to reconsider their decisions and take decisions unanimously rather than on the basis of majority.
Source: National News Agency Nepal