Closed-door session of NSU convention postponed

Pokhara, August 15:

The closed-door session of the Nepal Student Union’s 10th convention was postponed today till tomorrow. The EC, on behalf of the 10th convention organising committee, suspended all programmes due to ‘technical reason’, president of the commission, Chudamani Poudel, said.

The organising committee had placed an election programme as an agenda on the first day of the closed session today. According to the voters’ list, there are a total of 993 voters and representatives of Sindhuli, Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk and Chitwan are not listed.

Member-secretary of the organising committee, Yoga Raj Lamichhane, did not admit that the convention was postpone due to dispute. The issue of publication of the voters’ list itself has been an impediment to the start the closed session, the rival group of the central committee claimed. President of the NSU, Keshav Singh, said today’s closed session was suspended to investigate into complaints received against the list of voters.

“The list of representatives will be finalised by today and the closed session and election procedure will begin from Tuesday”, he said. The special mechanism for-med by the central executive committee and Nepali Congress for sorting out the dispute after the closed session was suspended, continued till late this evening. Former NSU general secretary and contestant to the post of president in the 10th convention, Gagan Kumar Thapa, said today the convention will give priority to the issue of republicanism. He said he met party chairman Koirala while the latter was to board the same plane in which he had arrived in Pokhara. Koirala reportedly told Thapa to elect the leader unanimously.