Leaders betraying party in election face action: PM Deuba

Published On: July 20, 2017 07:15 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 20: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba warned that the leaders who betrayed party during local elections would face action. 

Addressing a discussion programme organized today as part of party's preparation of local level election in Province No 2, President Deuba said, "The party was defeated in many places in the first and second rounds of local level elections because of the betrayal by its own leaders. It resulted in party's failure to stand first in the election results." 

He further said it was natural that many leaders were aspiring for candidacy. But, it was not good to claim victory in case of only ones' own candidacies. Those working against party's success would be punished by forming a discipline committee, he warned. 

President Deuba directed all leaders and cadres to be united to emerge victorious in Province No 2. According to him, the party would pick the candidates for the third round of local election one and half month prior to the election. 

On the occasion, senior leader Ramchandra Poudel said the local election was imperative to ensure rights to the suppressed people. Even the Madhes-centric political parties would participate in the election this time, he expressed belief. 

He urged the leadership to pick election candidates by rising above the interest of factions. Forwarding constitution amendment proposal would help understand who were for and against Madhes. 

"NC was born in Madhes. So, it must emerge top in Province No 2," he stressed, adding that the candidacy picking must be finalized from local levels. 

General Secretary Dr Sashank Koirala also expressed confidence that NC would stand top in the results of Province No 2 elections. 

Treasurer Sitadevi Yadav said even the main opposition CPN-UML would be ready to amend constitution at the last moment. RSS 

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