NC CWC delves into disaster losses

Forms panel to provide relief materials

Kathmandu, July 29:

The Nepali Congress (NC) today took “serious” stock of the situation created by incessant rains and resultant floods which have thrown general life out of gear in many districts of eastern Tarai for the past few days.

A section of the NC Central Working Committee (CWC) members criticised Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula for “failing” to ensure supply of relief materials to the thousands of people in both Tarai and in the hills, who are bearing the brunt of the inundation and landslides.

The NC CWC meeting, which was actually convened to review the latest progress recorded by the task force formed to pave the way for unification of the party with NC(D), was dedicated to forming a position of the party on the situation created by floods and other disasters.

“The party has concluded that the government has not been able to handle floods and other natural disasters in a competent manner. The Home Minister faced criticism for failing to provide timely relief to the affected,” said NC CWC member Laxman Ghimire.

Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Koirala is expected to convene the CWC meeting in due course to discuss current political issues.

At the end of the meeting, the party formed a team headed by General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung to organise the rank and file of the party and the sister organisations to contribute to the ongoing relief measures. Gurung heads a committee which has office bearers of the sister organisations. The committee will coordinate with party and sister organisations down to the district and village levels.