Akhanda Nepal Party Samanantar joins Nepali Congress

KATHMANDU: Akhanda Nepal Party Samanantar (ANPS) entered Nepali Congress (NC) amid a programme held at the NC's headquarters in Sanepa today.

More than 1,000 cadres and leaders from the ANPS, including its coordinator Dayaram Pandey, entered the NC on the occasion.

The NC central committee's meeting on January 25, 2016 had endorsed the application submitted by the ANPS's coordinator Pandey seeking to join the largest party in the parliament.

Addressing the programme, NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba shared that talks with the Tarai-Madhes-centric political parties were on the final phase to enable favourable environment for all the political parties in the country to contest in the upcoming May 14 elections.

Stating that NC is oriented towards the socio-economic advancement of the public and delivering on promises, Deuba expressed his confidence that the NC would emerge an ace party in the upcoming local level elections as in the last Constituent Assembly election on November, 2013.

President Deuba, senior leader Ramchandra Paudel, General Secretary Shashank Koirala and Treasurer Sita Devi Yadav awarded the ANSP's cadres and leaders with the membership of the NC and welcomed them into the party.

On the occasion, senior leader Paudel stated that the NC was effortful to bring on board the Madhes-centric political parties and was positive to address their genuine demands.

The party General Secretary Koirala asserted that the upcoming election was a matter of prestige for the NC and would win the confidence of the public in the upcoming elections too.

Treasurer Yadav underscored the need for the NC to assume leadership in the local level to strengthen nationality and democracy as well to usher the country towards prosperity.

Similarly, central committee member Minendra Rijal said that the NC had played leading role to enable the acceptance of the new constitution.

Likewise, ANPS Coordinator Pandey pledged to move ahead in compliance with the NC's ideals, ideologies and principles.