KATHMANDU, Feb 28: While pointing out the need to work on various fronts to revive the glory of the party, a group of Nepali Congress (NC) youth leaders led by Nabindra Raj Joshi has launched a nation-wide campaign to develop strong and defined ideology and effective organization of the party.
The campaign launched in the wake of the party's humiliating defeat in the recently held provincial assembly and parliamentary polls has maintained that the party should seriously review the reasons within the party rather than just putting the blame on the left alliance.
“We have concluded that the party needs to have ideological clarity and keep its organization dynamic for future activities of the party. We expect that this will spread a sense of enthusiasm among NC leaders and activists,” said Joshi.
Joshi said that the party should establish close links with ordinary people and make itself visible and audible among them through pro-people works. “We have submitted the concept paper to the party office, demanding that the upcoming Central Working Committee meeting discuss on the suggestions we have recommended to revive the glory of NC as the trusted ally of people and true defender of democracy in the country,” he said.
Joshi said they plan to hold discussions with the party's central working committee members, regional presidents, office bearers, the Mahasamiti members, active members of the party and the well-wishers across the country to receive their suggestions and views to chart out the party's future course of action. The final report prepared after incorporating the suggestions received shall be submitted to the party's central committee for further discussions.
The concept paper of the campaign states that it is necessary to analyze the election result. While arguing that the party leadership has to take responsibility for the party's defeat in the election, the campaign has identified the party's failure to keep the party's sister organizations active; taking controversial decisions in cases related to the chief of the anti-graft body, chief justice and ambassadors; and the failure to settle internal differences and grievances before the election, among others, as key reasons behind the defeat.
The campaign has underlined the need to run the party strictly on the basis of the statute and bring timely amendments in the statute. While suggesting the party's future course of action, the paper has stressed on the need to establish a system to take institutional decision and implement them effectively, develop the party with strong ideology, organize orientation programs to party cadres on a regular basis, work toward ending corruption, review foreign relations of the party and come up with agenda of economic prosperity to make it the largest party in the next election.