NC to turn tougher against rebel candidates


KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepali Congress election publicity committee coordinator Bal Krishna Khand has said that the party’s rebel candidates will be punished as per the party statute.

Speaking at an interaction program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Sunday, Khand warned the party rebel candidates either to withdraw candidacies or be ready to face action.

“The party does not need to take a further decision to punish the rebel candidates. As per the party statute, their general membership shall be automatically revoked,” he added.

He also warned that the party would turn tougher against those proposing and seconding the rebel candidates. Till date, over 50 per cent of such have withdrawn their candidates.

Khand further said that arrangements would be in place so that party top leaders could take part in mass meetings to be held in all seven provinces in view of the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and Province Assemblies scheduled for November 26 and December 7 while middle-range leaders would be deputed to provinces and districts.

On the occasion, he also shared that mandatory participation of journalist in the publicity committee has been guaranteed for effective dissemination election–related news.

“Victory of democratic alliance is essential to unite all which is according to him is the need of hour,” he asserted.