KATHMANDU: The central committee members of the Nepali Congress vehemently criticised vice-president and parliamentary party leader Ram Chandra Poudel and even sought clarifications from him over his comments on party president Girija Prasad Koirala.

The central committee members like Bal Bahadur KC on Thursday accused him of making false accusations against Koirala. Responding to the CC members queries Poudel said he was not involved in defaming Koirala in the manner reported by the media. Different newspapers carried stories alleging that Poudel accused Koirala of being involved in the split in the party.

Owing to this the CC meeting failed to take up the agenda set for the meeting. The CC was supposed to discuss the decisions made by the Mahasamiti meeting in today’s meeting. However, as it failed to do so it will hold the discussions in Friday’s meeting, informed CC member Govinda Raj Joshi.