Nepali Congress calls CWC meet to discuss new govt formation

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) has called a meeting of its Central Working Committee for Wednesday to discuss contemporary political issues including the election of prime minister and formation of new government.

According to Rishikesh Tiwari, the chief secretary of the party's central office, the CWC meeting has been called for 8:30 am on Wednesday at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar.

It has been learned that the ruling party is preparing to field its own candidate for the new Prime Minister, notwithstanding the apparent "gentlemen's agreement" that the top leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN-Maoist made to elect CPN-UML KP Sharma Oli as the country's executive head before the promulgation of Constitution.


A meeting of the party office-bearers on Sunday had decided to begin groundwork for garnering support of other parties for the party’s candidate to lead the next government.

Also yesterday, the CPN-UML Standing Committee meeting had decided to name Chairman KP Sharma Oli as the party’s prime ministerial candidate.