KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress on Tuesday decided to put off its 13th general convention, considering the current political situation of the country and confusion on the promulgation of new constitution.

The party gala was  scheduled for September 19-22 in Kathmandu. The current leadership of the party and its executive committee was elected in September 2010 through the party's 12th general conventions.

The party's Central Working Committee took decision to this effect, according to NC Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel.

The CWC meeting was held at the Constituent Assembly building today.

The CWW meeting decided to put off all scheduled programmes for the convention in village level to districts the party’s centre would be busy on the constitution-drafting, said Rishikesh Tiwari, the chief secretary of the party’s central office, in a statement.

The CWC would fix new schedule for the convention later.

The meeting also decided to make necessary provisions in the Interim Constitution and the new constitution that the Constituent Assembly would prepare and the statute of parties also to extend the tenure of their central committees by six months if election to elect new bodies could not be held in five years in special situations.

Also, the party decided to hold talks with other parties before presenting amendment proposals on the Revised Bill on the draft statute such that two-third majority could be ensured to endorse them.

The top leadership of the party has been entrusted with authority to negotiate with other parties.

Also, the party has directed the party lawmakers to remain united in the process of constitution making and promulgation as soon as possible.