Nepali Congress Vice-president Bimalendra Nidhi, who has announced his candidacy for the party president in the 14th General Convention, opened his liaison office at Thapagaun, Baneshwor today.

The NC has decided to hold its 14th National Convention from November 25 to 29 in Kathmandu.

Nidhi will meet party colleagues in this office in the run up to the 14th National Convention.

Addressing party cadres at the contact office, Nidhi said he would make efforts to ensure the party's majority in the next general election. He said he was going to contest the party presidency not to declare anybody inefficient, but to serve the people and the party. He further said that he would make efforts to make people love the Nepali Congress, its election symbol, the tree, and to create bonds between all regions of the country - Madhes, hills and mountains.

Priests from Pashupaninath temple, Dakshinkali temple, Doleshwor and Bagulmukhi temples had jointly inaugurated the liaison office and offered their best wishes to Nidhi.

Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leaders Ramchandra Paudel, Prakash Man Singh, Shekhar Koirala and Shashank Koirala have also said they will vie for the party presidency.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 28 2021, of The Himalayan Times.