Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel (Republica file photo)
KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel lashed out at party President Sher Bahadur Deuba accusing him of not being able to rise above faction politics.
Expressing his views in the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting, which is underway since March 23, at the central party headquarters in Sanepal, senior leader Paudel came hard on President Dauba saying that he is engaged in group politics rather than becoming the president of the entire party.
Recalling a moment when he had urged Deuba to lead the party rising above the faction politics after he was elected the president by the 13th General Convention of the party, Paudel said, “The President did not listen to my words as a result of which the party has now been mired in group politics and faced debacle in the local, provincial and federal elections.”
He argued that the party faced a complete defeat in the federal and provincial elections after the leadership failed to steer the party in just, impartial and transparent manner.
Paudel asserted that the party’s condition will further deteriorate if the leadership does not rectify its modus operandi immediately, confessing its past mistakes and weaknesses.