NSU heading toward split as two rival factions mark National Reconciliation Day separately


KATHMANDU, Dec 31: As Nepali Congress is marking the National Reconciliation Day by commemorating late BP Koirala’s ideology of national unity and reconciliation policy, the party’s student wing, Nepal Student Union is seems heading toward split.

The two rival factions of NC’s sister organization have organized separate programs to mark the day today. A faction led by NSU President Nain Singh Mahar organized a function inviting Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba while Manoj Mani Acharya invited leaders Ram Chandra Poudel, Shasanka Koirala and Prakash Man Singh to mark the day.

Founder BP Koirala, upon his return from an eight-year exile from India, and various others leaders had called for unity and reconciliation among all the political parties including King to work for Nepal’s development, democracy and people’s rights. NC has been marking Dec 31as the National Reconciliation Day to commemorate BP’s ideology since then.

BP’s reconciliation policy is still relevant, ironically, the two factions organizing different functions separately is a clear symbol that NSU is dividing.

Acharya has warned to form a parallel central committee if Mahar doesn’t correct his leadership style. Mahar has been accused of leading the organization on his whims.