Nepali Congress student wing chief quits amidst legitimacy crisis

File: Nepal Students Union President Nain Singh Mahar

Kathmandu, February 11

Faced with a serious question about legitimacy of his presidency and the committee under his leadership, Nepal Students Union president Nain Singh Mahar on Monday tendered his resignation.

The student wing of the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, is in crisis for past few weeks after the extended term of the central committee expired before it could hold a general convention and hand over the leadership.

After the expiration, the mother party’s president told the committee to continue operation till the next notice, but he could not endorse the decision about extending the term at the party’s Central Working Committee.

There are differences in central committees of both NC and NSU about whether to extend the Mahar-led committee’s term or form an ad hoc committee for the election.

Amidst the crisis, Mahar met NC president Sher Bahadur Deuba and submitted his resignation.

“The party could not make any decision,” he said, “I did not like the situation that I was holding the position, but its legitimacy was under question.”

Published on February 11th, Monday, 2019 3:16 PM

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