NC leaders hold meeting at party President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s (C) residence in Budhanilkantha. Also seen in the photo are Ram Chandra Poudel (L) and Bimalendra Nidhi (R).(File Photo)
KATHMANDU: A meeting of the senior leaders of Nepali Congress (NC) held today to thrash out internal disputes ended inconclusively. The leaders, however, have agreed to meet again on Friday.
In the three-hour long meeting held at the party President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s residence in Budhanilkantha, leaders put forth their views on party’s issues, NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said.
President Deuba had called the meeting in a bid to resolve the internal dispute and try to convince the dissatisfied leaders about his previous decisions.
The meeting was attended by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel, who has been expressing disappointment over Deuba’s ‘monopolistic attitude’ while making decisions.
Other leaders including party Prakash Man Singh, Krishna Prasad Sitaula, Bimalendra Nidhi also attended the meeting.
Poudel and his faction are disgruntled with the Deuba faction after the latter unilaterally decided to extend his term for one year and announced the date for the next general convention of the party.
On December 27 last year, a central committee meeting of the party – boycotted by Poudel and Sitaula – had decided to extend the term of the party president until March 3, 2021. Likewise, the meeting had also decided to hold the party’s general convention from February 19-22, 2021.