Power sharing sans poll in NSU can be costly, warn candidates

KATHMANDU: Some leaders of the Nepali Congress-aligned student wing, Nepal Students Union (NSU), on Saturday warned that sharing power without any poll in the upcoming general convention could prove expensive for the organisation.

Speaking at a press meet in Kathmandu today, Kundan Kafle, one of the presidential candidates, demanded that the party let the NSU itself elect its leadership without any unnecessary intervention.

Meanwhile, he also raised doubts over organisation of the convention on the scheduled date.

While 11 districts have not held their conventions yet, it is still doubtful if the national gala could begin on August 7, he commented.

Kafle said an educational revolution should be the NSU's prime agenda and called for a change in education policy and modernisation of education along with establishment and promotion of research centres.

Other candidates speaking at the function had also spoken on the convention and contemporary educational issues.

The organisation last week had decided to hold the general convention on August 7-9.

The organisation does not have an elected leadership since Pradeep Paudel resigned from the President's position in April 2011.

The last NSU convention was held in May 2007.