KATHMANDU: President of the Nepali Congress Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday said that his daughter Sujata Koirala would lead the Nepali Congress in the coalition government.

In a meeting with top leaders of the party, Koirala proposed her name to lead the party in the government. NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi said that she would get the portfolio of foreign minister in the cabinet.

According to sources, most of the party leaders opposed Sujata's name to lead the party. Sources said that the leaders of the CPN-UML and MJF also agreed to allocate six ministries to the Nepali Congress including the Defence Ministry.