NC CWC meeting in a fortnight

Kathmandu, July 11:

The Nepali Congress (NC) is expected to take at least a fortnight before it convenes a meeting of its Central Working Committee (CWC), which will announce a date for the party’s mahasamiti meeting.

The party is “committed” to holding its mahasamiti meeting with a view to adopting a possible new policy vis-a-vis monarchy in the run-up to the constituent assembly election slated for November 22, Laxman Ghimire, an influential CWC member, who is close to Prime Minister and NC President Girija Prasad Koirala, told The Himalayan Times today.

Ghimire was asked when his party will “announce its preparedness” for the election the way the CPN-UML did yesterday.

“Yes, the CPN-UML has announced its preparedness. But we, too, are not far behind. We are doing our homework. We can come up with several important announcements by the next fortnight when we will be holding the formal CWC meeting,” Ghimire said.

Asked to explain the delay on the issue, Ghimire made it clear that it “has got to do with efforts concerning unification. But we will have overcome everything else by the next 15 days.”

He said that while the next CWC meeting will be taking up other issues — including unification of the two Congresses — the Mahasamiti meeting will suggest a policy to be adopted on monarchy.