The main opposition Nepali Congress has become a divided house once again. This is happening at a time when the country needs a united voice in the opposition front to check the government’s wrongdoings and to play the role of a constructive opposition. Division in Congress is troubling for both for parliamentary democracy and the party itself. Sadly, the cause of fresh conflict within the opposition party has been party president himself.
BIRATNAGAR, Dec 30: Central member of main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shekhar Koirala today stressed the need for convening party's general convention on time before the upcoming local level elections in the Nepali month of Chaitra in 2078 BS.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba is under pressure to fix the date for general convention of the grand old party after a dissident faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel boycotted the party’s central working committee meeting again on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) is considering postponing the general convention yet again as a section of leaders make fresh push for merger with the Samajwadi Party Nepal (SPN).
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Amid calls from both rival factions in the Nepali Congress not to delay the 14th general convention on any pretext, the main opposition party has decided to complete the task of forming its interim structures by mid-December.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: A serious 'deficit of trust' between the establishment and rival faction of the main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC), has emerged after there was no immediate consensus in the party on holding the general convention within the stipulated date of mid-February, 2020.
KATHMANDU, July 3: At a time when its role in the national politics has fallen under serious scrutiny, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), is deeply embroiled in an internal row over whether the party should expedite preparations for the 14th general convention on the scheduled date or give shape to various party bodies that haven't been formed so far.
PARASI, June 2: The Nepali Congress leaders have said unity within the party was inevitable. Congress will have to remain behind if intra-party unity is not realized soon, they said. They were speaking at the National Awareness Campaign organised by the party in Bhumahi on Saturday.
The main opposition Nepali Congress is a divided house once again. There is war of words between party president Sher Bahadur Deuba and Koirala faction, most notably Dr Shekhar Koirala and Dr Shashank Koirala. Party president says one thing about government’s decision, his spokesperson soon opposes it and party president then changes his position. District presidents are appealing for timely General Convention, which Deuba seems bent on deferring. Why is Congress in such mess? What is its reading of the government’s performance?
KATHMANDU, Dec 23: District chiefs of the Nepali Congress (NC) have demanded that central committee members of the party be barred from becoming general convention representatives unless they are elected by the party's local organizations.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: In a major organizational restructuring, the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to expand the size of its Central Working Committee to 161, with a provision to elect directly all office bearers except the treasurer, through a general convention.