A meeting of NC office-bearers held at President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s residence in Budhanilkantha. (File photo/Khabarhub)
KATHMANDU: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to send back the report submitted by the Active Membership Probe Committee to the Committee itself.
A meeting of Congress office-bearers and former office-bearers held on Wednesday decided to send back the report giving one more day to resolve the dispute over active membership.
Party Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said that the meeting decided to send back the report to the committee itself by giving one day to resolve the dispute mentioned in the report.
The probe committee has submitted a list of 852,000 active members across the country with recommendations to President Deuba.
The committee has submitted a report urging the top leaders to resolve the dispute over the distribution of new memberships in Bara, Saptari, Dhanusha, and Sarlahi.
The controversy is likely to escalate further after committee member Kalyan Gurung disagreed with the report.
Top leaders had been holding internal discussions since Tuesday to form an opinion on the report submitted by the committee.
The group, including senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel, had held a discussion on the issue at the residence of former General Secretary Prakash Man Singh in Chaksibari.
The Poudel group has accused the establishment party of distributing active memberships in a one-sided manner.
The dispute over the active members of the NC is likely to hit the upcoming 14th General Convention of the party slated for September 1-4.
In order to reach the level of the General Convention, the election process of the lower 7 levels has to be completed and the convention has to be held at the level of 753 locals within this week.