'Failure to comply with party statute restricted NC to 2nd position'

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said the party was restricted to the second position in the local level elections as it failed to function as per the party statute effectively.

Addressing a programme in the Capital on Saturday, which was organsised by party sister organisation Nepal Tarun Dal, Kathmandu to honour the recently elected local representatives of Kathmandu and party's Kathmandu-based leaders who are in the Council of Ministers, Singh said party sister organisations too had failed to work as per their statutes.

Also speaking on the occasion, Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra KC suggested the party leadership and sister organisations for the review of past activities and performance as, according to him, it helped make correction.

Minister for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Ambika Basnet said the NC suffered a defeat in the mayoral post in Kathmandu Metropolitan City due to the betrayal by party insiders themselves.

NC Kathmandu district president Sabuj (Krishna ) Baniya, Tarun Dal President Jeet Jung Basnet, party lawmaker Uday Shamser Rana, Tarun Dal's General Secretary Bhupendra Jung Shahi and Kathmandu district president of  Tarun Dal Krishna Jee Khadka insisted on the need for running the party and sister organisations in line with their statutes.

Kathmandu's mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, deputy-mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi (Shrestha), ward chairs and members were honoured on the occasion.

Meanwhile, a four-day "Capacity Enhancement of Nepal Tarun Dal and Leadership Development Training" organised by the Nepal Tarun Dal Kathmandu kicked off today itself.