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NC CWC extends its term, rival factions boycott meet



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By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Dec. 28: Central Working Committee meeting of the main opposition Nepali Congress held on Friday, even though the rival factions boycotted it, took a few important decisions.Leaders of the rival factions led by NC senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and Krishna Prasad Sitaula boycotted the meeting.
The meeting decided to extend the term of the party president Sher Bahadur Deuba-led CWC for one year and to hold the 14th general convention of the party on 19-22 February, 2021, party chief secretary Krishna Prasad Paudel informed by issuing a statement.
The meeting also decided to extend the tenure of party's all level committees by one year and the decision will be informed to the Election Commission.
NC rival factions did not comment on the decisions. However, Paudel's close CWC member Hirdaya Ram Thami told The Rising Nepal that the rival factions would hold a meeting on Saturday and make public its opinion on the decisions.
The meeting also decided to form 41 departments breaching the party statute's provision for 28 departments. The statement said the decision would be endorsed from the party's upcoming Mahasamiti meeting and general convention.
The meeting also extended the tenure of the Nepal Tarun Dal by six months and shouldered the authority to party president Sher Bahadur Deuba for its fulfillment after necessary consultation. The statement read the meeting instructed the Tarun Dal to hold its general convention within six months.
The meeting expressed pity over not continuing the NC-led government's policy on secure borders and for not making diplomatic initiation to protect Nepali territory by the incumbent government.
The statement read that the meeting was serious about the inactiveness of the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led government on the encroachment of Kalapani, Lipu Lek and Limpiyadhura even the NC and all other political parties supported and suggested the government to search a solution through diplomatic talks.
The NC also demanded withdrawal of the bills from the parliament that contradicted the citizen's right to secrecy and were anti-constitutional. It also warned of launching a street protest if the bills were not withdrawn.
The meeting also demanded that proposal on the Millennium Challenge Cooperation (MCC) agreement should be tabled in the Parliament for its endorsement. The meeting also demanded with the government to correct the decisions taken on Gokarna, Durbar Marg, Lumbini, Dharan and other public places.