NC (D) CWC meet today

Kathmandu, November 15:

The Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the Nepali Congress (D) is scheduled to be held tomorrow at the party headquarters here. The main agenda of the party is paving the way for the upcoming general convention.

“Paving a way for the general convention is the top agenda. We will also review and analyse the current affairs,” a spokesman of the party, Dr Minendra Rijal, said.

The general convention of the party is scheduled through January 5-7 in the capital and will elect the central leadership for the first time after a faction of the NC spearheaded by its incumbent president Sher Bahadur Deuba split away and launched a new outfit.

Dr Rijal said the meeting will review progress made in the process of awarding active membership of the party, which has come to a close. The period until the first week of December will see the district units of the party sending in names of the delegates for the general convention.

Asked about the reported interaction between senior leaders of the seven-party alliance and the Maoists and a possible unity of purpose between the two sides, Dr Rijal said: “We cannot be expected to jump into conclusions just yet.”

He, however, said the issue of whether or not to take part in the elections will not figure in the meeting at all “since the alliance has already decided its political course.”

Senior leader of the party Dr Narayan Khadka pointed out the possible review of the task accomplished by committees formed to suggest policies and programmes.