Paudel protest forces Deuba to delay officials’ appointment

L-R: Nepali Congress leaders Sher Bahadur Deuba and Ram Chandra Paudel

Kathmandu, April 30

A warning of protests and boycotts from the rival faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has forced Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba to put the appointment of party officials on hold for now.

Earlier, Deuba had called a meeting of the party’s Central Working Committee members directly elected from its last general convention so as to select Vice-President, General Secretary and Joint General Secretary from among them.

However, claiming that Deuba tried to exclude leaders supporting him, Paudel had warned of boycotting the decision. Leaders close to him were preparing not to show up at the meeting.

Therefore, to avert possible clashes, Deuba decided to postpone the meeting now. The meeting now has been rescheduled for 2 pm on Friday, according to the party’s Central Office.

It had been reported that Deuba was picking Bimalendra Nidhi, Purna Bahadur Khadka and Prakash Sharan Mahat–all belonging to his faction–as Vice-President, General Secretary and Joint General Secretary respectively.

Published on April 30th, Monday, 2018 11:22 AM

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