Kathmandu, October 25

Nepali Congress Central Working Committee meeting today decided that the party’s parliamentary party would take appropriate decision on the impeachment motion against Chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority Lok Man Singh Karki.

Stating that taking up the abruptly registered motion was the Parliament’s privilege, the NC said the party’s PP meeting would decide after holding discussions, said the NC in a statement issued after the four-day CWC meeting concluded today.

The NC will decide after assessing all aspects and proceedings of the Impeachment Recommendation Committee of the Parliament, said CWC member Guru Raj Ghimire. Most of the 60 CWC members, who put forth their views at the meeting urged the party leadership not to take a hasty decision but to assess all aspects and motives behind the motion, according to Ghimire.

Some CWC members urged party leaders to support the motion without calculating benefit and loss to the party as Karki had misused authority and tried to operate a parallel power structure.

NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba, in his concluding remarks, told the meeting that the party would take appropriate decision after seriously studying the issues related to the motion.

Senior leader Ramchandra Paudel said it would be appropriate to decide after the IRC’s investigation.

General Secretary Shashanka Koirala also said the party should decide after assessing all aspects of the motion.

CWC members Khum Bahadur Khadka and Shankar Bhandari said the party should not support the motion brought by the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre in a conspiratorial manner.

The CWC decided to take initiative to amend the constitution through consultations with other parties to clear the way for holding elections at all three levels, said the party in the statement.

The meeting drew the attention of the Local Bodies’ Restructuring Commission to the need to complete its work at the earliest by holding consultations with all stakeholders and creating conducive atmosphere for holding local polls.

The NC decided to launch a month-long campaign in all the provinces and districts to improve and expand the party organisation and seek support for the party’s policies. The party will deploy CWC members in the campaign.