January 30, 2020 02:40 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Rajiv Dhungana of Sunsari has been appointed the central president of Nepal Students Union (NSU), the sister organisation of the Nepali Congress.
Nepali Congress president Sher Bahadur Deuba nominated him to the post and also constituted the NSU central ad-hoc working committee today. Deuba nominated Dhungana as per the decision of the party's central working committee meeting on February 13, 2019.
Dhungana had started student politics as the NSU district president in 1991. He has served as NSU central member, treasurer and vice-president before this.
Similarly, Deuba has nominated Manoj Baidya of Kathmandu and Maheshwori Kunwar of Palpa as the general-secretary of the ad-hoc committee, chief secretary at the party office Krishna Prasad Poudel said.
The Ad-hoc Committee has been assigned the responsibility of conducting the 12th central convention of NSU within six months from today. It is stated that the office-bearers and members on the Ad-hoc Committee cannot stand in the election to be held in the NSU's forthcoming 12th general convention.
Students who have not crossed 32 years of age on February 12, 2019, the date when the erstwhile NSU central working committee was dissolved, can however participate in the 12th general convention.
The party office has stated that the remaining office-bearers and members of the NSU Ad-hoc Committee would be nominated at the earliest.