NC leadership barring women to take the lead: Arzoo Deuba


September 29, 2020


NC leadership barring women to take the lead: Arzoo Deuba

Nepali Congress lawmaker Arzoo Deuba (File Photo)

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Arzoo Deuba has alleged the male politicians of not being able to come out of their old-fashioned mentality.

She said they (male counterparts) seem to work as in the 18th century.

Arzoo, who is also the wife of Nepali COngress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, said it is high time that every woman took one step forward and two steps back to cope with the current time and situation.

Speaking at a virtual discussion organized by the Nepal Women’s Association, she said it women were facing hard times to move forward in a male-dominated society.

Stating that the party leadership for women’s rights seems to be in the 18th century, she said this has to be stopped.

“I regret to say that while women are in the 21st century, men are in the 18th century,” she said alleging the males for barring women to take the lead.

She further stated that although much has been written about women in the Constitution of Nepal and the NC’s statute, it has not been implemented in practice.

She remarked that it was an irony that there was only one woman among the NC office bearers.