NCP fails to finalise district leader selection criteria yet again

File: A meeting of Nepal Communist Party Secretariat

Kathmandu, June 5

The ruling Nepal Communist Party has once again failed to finalise the criteria for the selection of its district in-charges and their deputies.

The party secretariat meeting was called for Wednesday afternoon to discuss the issue, but it ended without making any decision.

NCP spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha told media after the meeting that the party would try to finalise the issue on Thursday.

In particular, the secretariat is divided over whether the leaders holding positions of ministers and lawmakers at provincial and federal levels can become district in-charges and deputies.

Prime Minister and party chairman KP Sharma Oli wants to allow the lawmakers and ministers to lead the party in the districts whereas some influential leaders including former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal oppose him.

Meanwhile, another chairman of the party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, proposed a middle math solution, to bridge the differences, according to a secretariat member. He, however, did not divulge the details.

Published on June 5th, Wednesday, 2019 4:52 PM

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