NC senior leader Deuba rules out party statute amendment

Kathmandu, Jan 5: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the party statute would in no way be amended.

He ruled out any amendment to the statute merely meant for adding central office-bearers arguing that the party’s local level election is taking place in line with the previous statute.

Receiving a memorandum handed over by the Reporters’ Club, the NC senior leader made it clear that the party’s general council (Mahasamiti) formed after the general convention could only amend its statute.

He further said that an arrangement would be made to elect two central members each from the seven provinces as per the new setups instead of electing one central member each from every zone.

“It was agreed in the party to arrange election of two central members each from seven provinces when the country has ushered into a federal system”, Deuba noted.

Regarding dispute on party active membership, he said the decision of the committee entrusted to sort out the issues should be accepted.

Deuba, also the former prime minister claimed that the current blockade would be lifted immediately following the endorsement of the amendment bill tabled at the parliament.