NC-D general convention in Jan

Kathmandu, August 7:

The Nepali Congress-Democratic (NC-D) will hold the party’s General Convention through January 18-20 in the capital. A formal announcement to the effect will be made tomorrow.

“We have come to a consensus of sorts that the General Convention be held tentatively on January 18-20,” said senior leader of the party Dr Narayan Khadka.

The NC-D leadership, much like the Nepali Congress, is being subjected to tremendous pressure from the party rank and file concerning the need to beef up the defences of the party by effecting changes in the statute.

“Of course, we are under pressure from the party workers to effect changes in the statute. The main agenda is we must do something to rein in constitutional monarchy. The final agenda will be drawn up by the committee in due course,” Dr Khadka said.

Yet another agenda the party is highly likely to adopt is the one related with evolving a new mechanism of the state under a changed political system.

The NC-D has long been propagating the need to switch over to a new system which may have a built-in mechanism to rule out power play by constitutional forces.

The party is also expected to form committees to suggest changes in the statute and the policy and programme of the party when the meeting which is underway currently ends.