Paudel camp urges Deuba for Nepali Congress CWC meet

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and leaders close to him on Sunday urged party President Sher Bahadur Deuba to call a Central Working Committee meeting of the party at the earliest.

The leaders held a meeting in Anamnagar today and demanded that the party call a CWC meeting to form the party's views on Constitution amendment, local body restructuring and government functioning.

The leaders attending the meeting included Paudel, party General Secretary Shashanka Koirala, Treasurer Sita Devi Yadav and leaders Prakash Man Singh, Ram Sharan Mahat, Dilendra Prasad Badu, Ananda Prasad Dhungana, Minendra Rijal and Mahesh Acharya among others.

The leaders commented that the party had not been formally informed about Constitution amendment initiatives and the CWC meet should form the official view on it.

Meanwhile, the meeting also discussed preparations for the Nepal Tarun Dal general conventions and selection of state ministers to represent the party in the Cabinet, leader Jeevan Pariyar informed.

They also remarked that the Prime Minister's party, CPN Maoist Centre, had been running the government unilaterally and concluded that the NC should play a stronger role as the largest coalition member.

(With inputs from the Rastriya Samachar Samiti)