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Run party as per its statute: Nepali Congress treasurers

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, March 22

A national gathering of treasurers of the Nepali Congress held in Nuwakot underlined the need to run the party as per its statute.

The two-day gathering of the principal opposition party that ended today also decided to urge the Central Working Committee of the party to take concrete decision to end factionalism, according to NC leader Jagadish Narsing KC. The party’s CWC meeting is beginning tomorrow. KC said the meeting also decided to maintain party’s financial records in all 77 districts.

According to KC, who is also the party’s district president, most of the NC treasurers are of the view that the party should not compromise on national issues and sovereignty.

“If federalism works smoothly, it is alright, but if it brings chaos and poses a threat to national integrity, we will have to reconsider it,” KC quoted participants as saying. He said NC treasurers opined that all political parties and people should unite to safeguard national interests.

NC treasurers also discussed the threat posed by Nepali communists to multiparty democracy, freedom of press and other constitutional rights and agreed that no one could backtrack from the gains made so far.

The meeting also discussed possible causes of the party’s defeat in the recently held local, provincial and parliamentary elections. They concluded that the main reason for their humiliating defeat was the alliance between the CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre.

“Had they not forged electoral alliance, the NC would have won the elections with absolute majority,” the meeting concluded. KC said the meeting also concluded that the strategy taken by the party during the Indian blockade was another reason for the defeat in the elections.

Some leaders also complained that deserving candidates did not get tickets in the election, which was another reason for the defeat.


A version of this article appears in print on March 23, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.

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