Nepali Congress withholds new active membership in disputed constituencies

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress said the party leadership has decided to acknowledge the new active members from Solukhumbu and Kailali districts and four disputed constituencies of Rautahat district (Constituency No. 1, 2 3, and 4) after the party's upcoming 13th General Convention only.

As per the decision made by the party's office-bearers, which the Nepali Congress central office said was on a par with the party statute, the active members who took part the 12th general convention can renew their membership and take part in the upcoming gala also.

The party leadership, however, decided to acknowledge 100 new active members from Dolpa district in such a way that the party organisation would extend in all the VDCs of the remote district. The new membership would be granted on the recommendation of the party's district president.

The party had formed a probe panel to look into the dispute over new active membership in Solukhumbu, Kailali, Rautahat and Dolpa districts.

The main opposition party is scheduled to hold its gala from March 3 to 6 in Kathmandu.