Sujata Koirala vying for post of Congress prez

Nawalparasi, January 20

Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala announced her decision to contend for party president in the party’s upcoming general convention.

“Earlier, I was thinking of announcing my candidacy for the party’s presidency from Morang, but now that the nationwide tour has boosted my confidence, I declare my candidacy for the post from here,” said Koirala, speaking at a press conference organised by Nepal Press Union Nawalparasi, in Kawasoti today.

“As a certain coterie in the party is up to wiping out the political history of the Koiralas, I hope my candidacy will be an answer to them,” she said, also expressing expectation of support from incumbent party president Sushil Koirala.

“Last time, when I was mulling over filing my candidacy, party president Sushil Koirala had asked me to support him and I obliged.

This time, I’m confident that I will beat all other contenders with the president’s support,” she added.