Kathmandu, February 25
Central Working Committee members of the Nepali Congress today criticised the party leadership for coming up with a document, which does not address the challenges in post-constitution scenario.
Speaking at the CWC meeting, they said the policy and programmes presented by the party leadership lacks concrete programmes to revamp the party organisation. The document after endorsement by the CWC would be taken to the 13th National General Convention to be held from March 3-6 in Kathmandu.
The document that will set the party’s future agendas will come into implementation only after it is finally endorsed by the NGC.
Taking part in the discussions on the document prepared by a panel led by Acting President Ramchandra Paudel, a majority of speakers suggested that the document either be thoroughly reviewed or rewritten,saying it lacked a concrete vision.
Leaders, including Ram Sharan Mahat, Bal Bahadur KC, Minendra Rijal, Prakash Sharan Mahat, Mina Pande, Jiban Bahadur Shahi, Surya Man Gurung, Krishna Chandra Nepali, Nabindra Raj Joshi, among others, suggested that the policy and programmes be improved so that the party would be able to address internal as well as national challenges, said party sources.
Some CWC members, including Prakash Sharan, said the document should be rewritten as it lacked basic components, including the party’s vision on how to implement the new constitution and how to revisit and revamp the party organisation.
He said the document also lacked its vision on the issues raised by Madhesi and other communities and the country’s development strategy. “As the policy lacked many basic things, it should be discarded and a new document should be prepared,” said Mahat.
Today’s meeting decided to entrust the Paudel-led panel with integrating and adjusting suggestions offered by CWC members in the document, said the party in a statement.
“The policy and preparation committee to meet tomorrow will incorporate the suggestions offered at today’s central committee meeting. The revised document will then be tabled at the next central committee meeting,” said CWC member and member of the panel Dhana Raj Gurung.
CWC member Nabindra Raj Joshi presented a separate 12-page document about challenges facing the party and best possible ways to address them.
Joshi’s document focused rising above factionalism, promoting workers and leaders with clean image, introducing visionary development agendas, giving responsibility to the party workers and leaders on the basis of their contribution and capacity, among other things.
Meanwhile, the NC has decided not to use wall paintings and posters as publicity materials during the general convention, saying it would spoil the beauty of Kathmandu Valley.
A version of this article appears in print on February 26, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.