NC bigwigs divided over forging alliance in CA polls

nepali congress president sushil koirala

POKHARA: Nepal’s grand old party Nepali Congress (NC) that divided over the Chief Justice-led government is again divided in another issue of whether or not to forge an alliance with other parties in the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) polls.

NC’s top leader—President Sushil Koirala and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba and Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel—who spoke at a same forum in Pokhara today opined separate understanding for forging the alliance in the upcoming CA polls though both the leaders promised to make the NC the single largest party in the CA cum legislature-parliament.

At the press meet in Pokhara, Koirala said the NC should join hands together with the democratic forces to secure more seats while Deuba and Poudel outright rejected the idea and opined the NC should contest single-handed.

“We don’t need to make the alliance. Maoists are making alliance as the party suffered a split,” Deuba interrupted Koirala while latter was speaking.

The UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has already announced to forge an alliance with progressive forces to secure two-thirds majority in the CA polls.