The Nepali Congress held its parliamentary party meeting today to discuss the party's role in the formation of next government, but did not decide which faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) it would support.

The NC will take an appropriate decision at an appropriate time after seeing how NCP lawmakers present themselves in the House of Representatives when the House meets on March 7, NC Chief Whip Bal Krishna Khand told mediapersons after the meeting.

"People of the country want the NC to take decisions in a manner that resolves the crisis and keeps people's faith in the parliamentary system intact," said Khand.

Twenty-nine lawmakers of the party spoke in today's meeting. NC lawmaker Padam Narayan Chaudhary said majority of lawmakers thought if the NC was given an opportunity to lead the government, it should not forgo it. Some lawmakers, however, said that the party should not join the government at this stage.

Chaudhary said the NC was shy of revealing its stance mainly because lawmakers were concerned that the NCP was still an undivided party and there was still a possibility that the two factions could iron out their differences.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 06, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.