Shashanka wants top 3 NC leaders' consensus in party poll

CHITWAN: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Shashanka Koirala has urged top three leaders of the party including President Sushil Koirala, Vice-President Ram Chandra Paudel and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba to strike consensus to pick the new party President in its upcoming 13th general convention.

Koirala said that consensus among the three leaders was a must to choose the new NC President, otherwise people might think that there was division in the party.

He said so while speaking at a press conference organised by Chitwan chapter of Nepal Press Union in Chitwan.

Saying that the convention would open the door for the start of party's new chapter, leader Koirala said that the NC was seeking for a new leadership that could deliver a new insight to the party.

When asked about the trend of handing over the party leadership among members of the Koirala family, he said that he was ready to lead the NC once his cadres and people believed in him for the role.

Regarding his candidacy for the post of President, he said that a decision in this regard would be taken only after suggestions of his cadres.

On a different note, Koirala suggested Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to resolve current political crisis taking all into confidence.