NC (D) fails to pick party leader in Parliament

Kathmandu, May 17:

The Nepali Congress (Democratic) today amended the parliamentary party statute substituting ‘Royal Government of Nepal’ with ‘Nepal Government’, removing constitutional monarchy from the statute.

The central working committee meeting of the NC (D) held at the party office, Maharajgunj, this evening, endorsed the 2051 BS statute, which was similar to the one which guides the NC parliamentary party since NC (D) happens to be the breakaway faction of the NC parent party.

The CWC meeting failed to come up with a consensus candidate for the parliamentary party leader thus agreeing to hold the May 20 elections.

The amendment also includes addition to “Democratic” in the statute with the provision of nominating members from the Janajatis, Dalits, women and the Terai in the working committee of the party, member of parliament Ramesh Lekhak told this daily.

Amidst controversy on the selection of the parliamentary party leader, the NC (D) has “agreed” to conduct an election on May 20 to elect the parliamentary leader. A three-member election commission has been constituted for the purpose.