KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress senior leaders Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Prakash Man Singh have criticised the party leadership while remarking that the NC suffered humiliating defeat in the recently concluded Provincial and Parliamentary Elections because of self-guided, non-transparent and autocratic attitude of the leadership. The leaders voiced their opinions on Nepali Congress’s recent performance in the elections and issues pertaining to organisational structure of the party in Central Working Committee Meeting held on Friday. Apart from voicing in strong opinions against the party Chair Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader Singh also demanded for a head committee meeting for amendment of Party’s statute. NC's Former General Secretary Prakash Man Singh presented a nine-page opinion on today’s meeting and put forth his remarks that minor changes in the working ways will not reinstate the legacy of Nepali Congress. Presenting the nine-page document, Singh criticised Deuba for making jumbo cabinet of 64 ministers, which made party unpopular among the people. "Our party president kept record by making Jumbo cabinet of 64 ministers, but had he ever given a thought to how much loss the party incurred from such unpopular step?" Singh questioned. He alleged that Deuba did not run the party as per the statute, failed to do equal treatment to all party workers and leaders, while making political appointments and distributing tickets in different levels of elections. "The president did not care for seniority, contribution, qualification and skill of the party workers and provided opportunities to people of his own faction," Singh stated in his document. He said that Deuba also sidelined sincere and capable party workers. Likewise, leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula has also demanded for immediate general convention of the party. Moreover, Sitaula said that he had alerted the leadership on the issues regarding IGP appointment, impeachment motion filing against Chief Justice, and making democratic alliance in the election but the leadership did not pay any heed to him. He also criticised Deuba for encouraging monopoly, while distributing tickets in the elections. Earlier, President Deuba asked CWC members to discuss openly in all issues including party's defeat in the elections and future strategies. Party Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said that the meeting would resume at 11:00 am tomorrow.
NC CWC Meeting: Leaders Sitaula and Singh voice-in against Party Chair Deuba
Published: 02:15 pm Mar 24, 2018