Disgruntled cry for dissolution of NSU central committee

Kathmandu, November 24:

Dissatisfied central committee members of Nepal Students’ Union (NSU), the sister organisation of the Nepali Congress (NC), have demanded the dissolution of the central committee and formation of an ad hoc committee to hold a convention for electing a new working committee at the earliest.

Seven months ago, 54 members of the 109-member central committee of the student body had asked the NSU leadership to call the central committee meeting and hold a general convention.

The dissatisfied lot, most of whom represent the NSU of the then Nepali Congress (Democratic), have been accusing the leadership of ignoring their demands.

Addressing a discussion organised by a special committee headed by NC central member Dil Bahadur Gharti at the NC party office, the disgruntled members accused the NSU leadership of running the organisation unilaterally and trampling the spirit of unification of the two parties.

The meeting, being organised for the last two days, will also continue tomorrow.

“The leadership failed to hold even a single meeting of the central committee in a year. It also failed to form central work performance committee and other departments. The leadership also failed to integrate district and campus committees,” Santosh Bhatta, one of the disappointed members, told this daily.

Vice-chairman Pramod Hari Guragain, who represents the leadership, admitted that the NSU could not carry out its performance to the extent that it should have done.

Saying that the convention was an ultimate means to solving the problems, Guragain warned that it should not be held in haste. “There should be sufficient groundwork before going to the convention,” he said.

“We will move ahead by preparing a concrete work plan to integrate working committees of the NSU at different levels. We will also make preparations for the election of Free Students’ Union (FSU),” NSU President Pradip Paudel said, adding that it would work for holding the convention immediately after the FSU elections.

The special committee has been mandated to sort out problems of all sister organisations affiliated to the NC. “As the leadership of the respective unions was elected before the party unification, they lack organisational structure,” NP Saud, a member of the special committee, said.