NC senior leader Nidhi assigned Acting President of party

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has assigned the former Secretary General of NC and central committee member Bimalendra Nidhi as the Acting President of the party in his absence.

PM Deuba left here for Indian capital of New Delhi today in a five-day state visit at the cordial invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

Deuba has authorised Nidhi to take charge of the party until his return from southern neighbour on 27 August, according to NC's Chief Secretary Krisha Prasad Poudel.

Similarly, NC President Deuba nominated Hari Prasad Nepal (Palpa), Radhechandar Yadav (Bara) and Amrit Aryal (Morang) and Dhyan Govind Ranjit (Kathmandu) as the central members of the party as per the Article 21 of NC Statute-2017 (Amended).

Prior to his departure to India, PM Deuba also formed a disciplinary committee after a decision of the NC Central Working Committee.

The Committee formed in coordination of NC central member Ramesh Rijal comprises Umakanta Chaudhary, Kamala Pant, Surendra Raj Pandey, Hridaya Ram Thani.