Himalayan News Service
KATHMANDU: A student delegation of Nepali Congress aligned Nepal Students’ Union today called on party President Sushil Koirala and urged him to create a conductive environment for the students wing’s general convention.
NSU should have held its national convention about a year-and-a-half ago. “We have not been able to hold the national gathering due to some internal problems,” said NSU Vice President Nain Singh Mahar.
“Other student unions have already organised their general conventions. Therefore today’s meeting was aimed at drawing the party’s attention towards the issue,” said Mahar.
Tenure of each students’ committee ends after two years, but it has already been three years since the student wing’s last general convention.
Earlier, the party had formed a committee under the coordination of Dil Bahadur Gharti to facilitate NSU to hold the convention, but it could not make any headway. “Due to ineffectiveness of the committee, the convention is still in limbo,” he said.
Mahar added that they proposed Koirala to hold the convention in mid-January following due procedures and legal processes.
According to Mahar, Koirala was positive about the delegation’s request and asked the students to hold talks with their fellow members and fix a possible date. Koirala also assured the students that he would do his best to address their demands.
Mahar added that they would begin a signature campaign among NSU members from tomorrow to confirm the proposed date for the convention.
If NSU wants to hold the general convention in mid-January, it should complete district and campus level elections within December.
Mahar expected that NC would raise their issue in the central committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow.