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NRNA is on the verge of a split

L-R: Kumar Panta and Kul Acharya

Kathmandu, March 3

The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), the umbrella organisation of the non-resident Nepalis residing across the globe, is on the verge of a split.

For the last several months, the organisation is entangled in a dispute between two factions over the election of the new executive committee. Recently, the dispute has been aggravated with the outgoing executive committee led by Kumar Panta refusing to accept a suggestion proposed by a dispute resolution committee led by former president Shesh Ghale.

The Ghale-led committee that also comprised of other former presidents had suggested the organisation could delist voters added later by violating the organisational charter.

However, an NRNA executive committee meeting held on Wednesday decided to dissolve committees in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Japan that were demanding the postponement of elections, giving a clear hint that it was not going to accept Ghale’s suggestion.

Further, the meeting also dissolved a patron council consisting of former presidents and officials.

The disgruntled faction led by Kul Acharya has been demanding the implementation of the Ghale-led panel’s suggestion by deferring the election process.

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