Nepal | August 06, 2020

Paudel, Koirala ask Deuba to play fair

Share Now:

Kathmandu, July 30

Senior leader of Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudel and party General Secretary Shashank Koirala today wrote a joint letter to the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba, saying they had lost confidence that the upcoming 14th National Convention of the party would be held in a free, fair and impartial manner.

The leaders organised a press conference after submitting their memorandum to the president at the party office. They said it was important for the party to distribute active membership in a transparent manner and carry out its activities as per the party statute and rules.

They said all party bodies, including President Deuba had become caretaker office bearers as the tenure of the current leadership and all party bodies had already ended in mid-March. Paudel and Koirala also opposed formation of some party departments arguing that as per the party statute, Deuba was supposed to form all departments of the party within six months, but he has been forming the departments even after the end of the tenure of the central leadership. Recently, Deuba had nominated office bearers in some party bodies and had also formed the Senior Politicians’ Assembly.

Paudel and Koirala accused Deuba of forming party departments to influence the result of the upcoming national convention in his favour. They reminded Deuba of the dissolution of the party departments by former president Sushil Koirala after Deuba opposed the formation of the departments in the third year of Koirala’s four year tenure. They wrote in their letter that formation of party departments, nomination of office bearers and creation of posts in party bodies at a time when the date for the next National Convention has already been fixed, was a violation of party statute.

They said the party had been distributing active membership to party cadres in some districts, but in other districts the party had not been distributing active membership to the deserving candidates. They also demanded that all NC diaspora organisations should hold their conventions before they could be eligible to be elected as National Convention representatives. They also demanded that all bodies of the party should hold their conventions without further delay.

A version of this article appears in e-paper on July 31, 2020, of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Below-strength Man United move into Europa League last eight

MANCHESTER: Former Europa League winners Manchester United booked a quarter-final spot in the tournament after their second-string side laboured to a 2-1 home win over LASK Linz on Wednesday to seal a 7-1 aggregate rout of the Austrian side. United's reward is a clash with FC Copenhagen in Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 381 new cases, 130 recoveries, two fatalities recorded on Wednesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. As of today, 412,953 tests through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) method have been carried out, Read More...

172 people discharged in Tanahun; Nepal's COVID-19 recovery tally hits 15,156

DAMAULI: As many as 172 persons earlier diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, admitted at various healthcare facilities across Tanahun district, have been discharged following recovery, on Wednesday. According to the District Health Office, 17 females and 155 males were discharged today upon Read More...

Kailali's rural municipality reimposes lockdown restrictions until further notice

DHANGADHI: Kailari Rural Municipality in Kailali district has decided to reimpose lockdown restrictions from Wednesday, until further notice. A decision to this effect was taken following the detection of COVID-19 in a rural municipality staffer. According to information officer of the local l Read More...

Police personnel without travel history diagnosed with COVID-19 in Pokhara

POKHARA: A 38-year-old policeman in Pokhara Metropolitan City-3, without any travel history, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, on Wednesday. Following moderate symptoms, the personnel's swab sample had been collected on August 2 which came out positive today. According to the Read More...

US Open, Rafael Nadal,

Twist to the 'GOAT' race as Nadal opts to skip US Open

MADRID: Rafa Nadal's decision to skip the US Open because of health concerns has added another twist to the intriguing three-way battle for the most career men's Grand Slam titles and, in many eyes, the title of Greatest Of All Time (GOAT). Had the 34-year-old Spaniard managed to retain the title Read More...

Indian federal investigator to probe Bollywood actor's death: prosecutor

MUMBAI: India's federal investigative agency will probe the death of a Bollywood actor, its top prosecutor said on Wednesday, the latest twist to a murky case that was reported as a suicide and has dominated Indian social media for over a month. Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found dead at his res Read More...