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NC reviews defeat in PM election

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Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at House before making his valedictory speech at the House as the elected head of the government on Friday, October 2, 2015. Photo: RSS

Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at House before making his valedictory speech at the House as the elected head of the government on Friday, October 2, 2015. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, October 14

Nepali Congress today reviewed the party’s defeat in the prime ministerial election held on Sunday and discussed the party’s further strategy.

At the meeting of office bearers and some senior leaders held for the first time after Sunday’s election, some leaders including General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Mahat and some other leaders criticised the top three leaders for not taking the right decision by fielding party President Sushil Koirala for the PM election, according to party sources. However, some other leaders, including Vice-president Ramchandra Paudel had pleaded that the party’s candidacy did not harm the party and the country rather it had created a positive situation in many ways.

“We concluded that the party’s candidacy for the PM’s position had strengthened the democratic exercise and provided a strong opposition in the Parliament.

Moreover, it brought the agitating Madhes-based parties to the Parliament and mainstream politics and bridged the widening gap between Madhesi and Pahade communities,” said party Spokesperson Dilendra Prasad Badu.

NC will closely watch the government’s performance and it would become a constructive opposition that would support the government on things like amending the new constitution to ensure the rights of Madhesi, indigenous and other oppressed communities.

The meeting discussed party’s future strategy and decided to field candidates for the posts of president, vice president, among others, by holding consultations with other supporting parties, said Badu.

A version of this article appears in print on October 15, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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