Shekhar Koirala: Deuba tried to imposed his authoritarianism in Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress leader Shekhar Koirala speaks with journalists, in Biratnagar, on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Biratnagar, May 14

Nepali Congress leader Shekhar Koirala says his party President Sher Bahadur Deuba tried to run the party like an authoritarian ruler.

He says the former prime minister breached provisions of the party statute whereas he also did not respect agreements made within the party leaders. Koirala therefore demands that the party immediately hold next general convention to elect the new leadership.

Koirala says he is particularly unhappy about Deuba’s selection of party officials recently. The party President should have appointed Vice-President, General Secretary and Joint General Secretary within two months from the general convention, but he took two long years to make the decision, according to him.

Further, he did not followed an agreement made among party leaders while picking the officials, Koirala claims.

Few days ago, Deuba had appointed Bimalendra Nidhi, Purna Bahadur Khadka and Prakash Sharan Mahat as Vice-President, General Secretary and Joint General Secretary respectively. A faction in the party led by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel had objected to the appointments as no one from his camp was included in the list.

Koirala, however, maintains that he does not comment about the appointees as they are qualified leaders.

Published on May 14th, Monday, 2018 12:18 PM

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