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NC Mahasamiti: Province Presidents recommend devising efforts to make NC a first party



Lalitpur, Feb 22: Province Presidents in the ongoing Mahasamiti meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC) have stressed the need to devise united efforts to make NC a number one party in the upcoming election.

Presenting the recommendations received from the four groups divided for discussion In the general council meeting of the party underway at Sunrise Conference Centre based in Godavari, Lalitpur, the Presidents said the NC has failed to attract new voters while forming coalition in the past.

In his presentation, NC Sudurpaschim Province President Bir Bahadur Balayar said the Mahasamiti members discussed on the pressing concerns of the party and the country when they were embattled by the opposition.

“As the main party of the country, NC needs to come up with a document adopting an ‘one policy and a goal”, he said.
NC Koshi Province President Uddhav Thapa said

He said that the issue of strengthening the party and emerging it the first party in the upcoming elections has been raised. He further said the issue of the party’s failure to increase youth attraction and a decision on the agenda of forming alliance with other parties was also raised during the discussion.

Likewise, Karnali Province President Lalitjung Shahi underlined the need to sincerely implement the policies recommended in the mahasamiti meeting.

Shahi said there should be no hurry to take a decision on whether to form an alliance or not. “There is a perception within the alliance whether it should be before or after election is a strategic issue. It is a matter demanded by the then times, so we cannot decide such issue now,” he said.

President Shahi said the incumbent alliance should be continued and a proposal that central committee member should automatically be a member of Mahasamiti should be scrapped.

Saying they received suggestions from members that ticket distribution should be made transparent, President of Madhes Province Krishna Yadav mentioned that Mahasamiti members raised the issue on declining attraction of young generation to the Nepali Congress.

He added, “Mahasamiti members have raised the voice that NC general convention should be held in every two years and positive result can be achieved from such practice.”

Likewise, President of Bagmati Province, Indra Baniya, shared demands including incentivizing farmers towards adopting modern agriculture, taking initiatives to resolve people’s problems, making coordination between the government and party and ensuring education and health free were raised.

Similarly, Gandaki Province President Shukra Raj Sharma explained that various issues including making party structures stronger from centre to local level, making ticket distribution transparent and running campaigns to ensure party’s majority in coming elections were raised.

Lumbini Province President Amar Singh Pun said the three-tier government should play leadership role to translate into actions the rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Mahasamiti members raised the issue that the NC should take initiative to make arrangement of voting for Non-Resident Nepalis in coming election, he added. #Nepal


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