Nepali Congress Spokesperson Bishwaprakash Sharma announced his candidacy for the post of general secretary in the party's upcoming 14th General Convention.

Speaking at a special programme at the then Sundarijal Prison today on the occasion of the 108th birth anniversary of BP Koirala, the founder of the Nepali Congress and the first elected prime minister of the country, he said he was going to run for the post of general secretary to fulfil BP's dream. Sharma expressed his commitment to fulfilling BP's dream of becoming the party's general secretary and helping the party win all the three tier elections.

Spokesperson Sharma said BP's dream could be fulfilled as the younger generation in the party was leading with energy. He said the Congress would continue the tradition of BP Koirala respecting the field of journalism by managing a fixed budget for the media to cover the shortcomings of his two-thirds majority government.

Sharma announced his candidacy upon reaching the BP Museum at the then Sundarijal Prison where BP, Ganeshman Singh, Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and other leaders were detained for a long time after the people's elected government was overthrown by the king.

On the occasion, Congress Kathmandu Constituency-3 President and Chief of Gokarneshwor Municipality Santosh Chalise, Museum Committee Chairman Parashuram Pokharel and others expressed their commitment to contest and win leadership positions in the 14th General Convention to fulfil BP's dream.

A version of this article appears in the print on September 10 2021, of The Himalayan Times.