Khadka slams Koirala

Phidim, December 8

Nepali Congress leader Purna Bahadur Khadka today said his decision to resign from the post of party assistant general secretary had to do squarely with the party president’s lust for the prime ministerial chair.

Speaking at an interaction on the constitution organised by Nepali Congress Panchthar in district headquarters Phidim today, the minister described party president Sushil Koirala’s failure to honour the gentleman’s agreement with other parties as a classic mistake in history.

“Despite the agreement with CPN-UML and UCPN-M, when he (Koirala), being provoked by a select few leaders with vested interests, took the decision to file for the prime ministerial candidacy for the second time, I didn’t feel it right to stay in my post, hence my resignation,” said Khadka.

On the approaching party national convention, Khadka hoped the convention would be fruitful. “The party has a few leaders who have made mistakes, but I think the leaders and cadres of the party will evaluate the performance of their leaders in the convention,” he said.

Further, hinting at the possibility of his candidacy for some post following due discussion in the party, he said the party should be responsible and contribute to implementation of the constitution that was produced under its leadership earlier.