NC striving to sort out thorny issue of statute amendment

Bhishmaraj Ojha


Top leaders of the Nepali Congress are striving to sort out the thorny issue of statute amendment- number and selection process of office bearers.

Although they had tentatively agreed on the number and selection process of the office bearers Tuesday night after rigorous efforts, the leaders formed different groups making contradictory views on it. A group of the leaders decried in the central committee meeting on Wednesday that the decision to elect all office bearers except treasurer was not inclusive.

The top leaders had agreed for the provision of a president, two vice presidents, two general secretaries, two joint general secretaries and a treasurer, where all except the treasurer could be elected.

The treasurer, as they agreed, could be elected from among the elected central members. Similarly, there would have 161 central members.

The meeting on Thursday discussed whether the president could be nominated from among the vice presidents, number of joint general secretaries fixed at seven and inclusive provision enforced.

Central member Min Bishwokarma shared that the top leaders were striving to sort out the problems. After they forge agreement, the central committee meeting would pass it to forward before the mahasamiti meeting.

The NC is preparing to pass the draft of the statute amendment from the central committee meeting and print it throughout this night and submit to the mahasamiti meeting on Friday.

Meanwhile, the mega meet- mahasamiti meeting- begun in the capital city since Dec 14 and extended after the hindrance was held at party central office on Thursday.

Party Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma said the mega meeting was extended after the discussion could not conclude within set deadline December 18. It is extended by three more days, he added.

In a bid to reach agreement, the top guns of the party held the meeting Thursday evening, but the consensus is eluding. RSS