HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress has decided to hold its Central Working Committee meeting from August 16.
However, it is highly unlikely to decide the prime ministerial candidate from the party. Party leaders said that the CWC would not decide on the name of the party’s prime ministerial candidate as a Congress-led government was not in the offing.
Although, party chief Sushil Koirala, senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and Vice President Ram Chandra Paudel are aspiring for the post, the party has not officially decided on whom to nominate as its candidate.
The meeting is likely to discuss the party’s future strategy and its stand on issues of national importance, said party Spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu.
Since the meeting will be the first after last month’s Sindhupalchowk conclave of NC district presidents and appointment of the heads of 14 departmental and 14 zonal coordination committees by the party president, the meeting will discuss suggestions forwarded by the conclave and president would inform the CWC about the appointments, said Badu.
Party President Sushil Koirala is likely to propose names for Central Disciplinary Committee, Central Election Committee and Central Auditing Committee, according to Badu.
As the party is mulling calling the Mahasamiti meeting in September-October, the CWC will fix the date and names of party leaders to prepare the political proposal for the meeting, said the spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba led camp is planning to raise their voice against party President Sushil Koirala for making key appointments in the party without consulting the group.
“Since the party president has not demonstrated his not capacity to run the party organisation by including all sides, we will raise the issue strongly,” said CWC member Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is close to Deuba.
Deuba’s supporters, who have been appointed heads of various departments, have also been threatening that they would resign en masse, if the party president did not make efforts to include the Deuba faction while making important decisions.