Kathmandu, June 15
The internal rift that had surfaced in the Nepali Congress for the last 10 months formally ended Friday.The oldest and largest democratic party reeling under the throes of an internal dispute following the dissolution of its sister organizations by party president Sushil Koirala.
The faction led by Sher Bahadur Deuba was boycotting the central committee meetings held thereafter.
Party president Koirala resolved the dispute by appointing 20 representatives in the central ad-hoc committees of Nepal Students Union and six each in Nepal Women’s Association and Nepal Tarun Dal as per the demand of the Deuba-led faction of the party.
With the appointment of additional members in the central committees of the sister organizations, Deuba and his loyals from various groups would attend the central committee meeting of the party scheduled for Monday.
Now the NSU ad hoc committee has 121 members and NWA and NTD 45 each.
However, the central committee meeting of the party held Friday at the central office of the party made no decision, except calling the CWC meeting for Monday to discuss the policies and strategies of the party.
Party general secretary Prakash Man Singh and leader of dissenting faction Bimalendra Nidhi said that the rift within the party was resolved.
"The dispute relating to sister organizations has been resolved and we will participate in the next CWC meeting," said Nidhi.
However, Nidhi said that the Parliamentary Board and party departments should also be formed in consensus.
Yajna Kattel, Nilkamal Bhattarai, Ashok Bastakoti, Bhagawan Adhikari, Jiwan Khatri, Lokendra Rokaya, Bimala Bhatta, Bimalchand Bista, Govinda Lamichhane, Keshav Mishra, Saroj Mainali, Birendra Yadav, Nanda Kishor Yadav, Arjun Mahatara, Dawagelu Pakharang (Raju), Sakuntala Tripathi, Sanjay Silwal, Bhim Singh Gurung, Surya Bahadur Thapa and Nirmal Poudel were among, the 20 new members nominated in NSU.
Likewise, Parvati Thapa Magar (Urmila) Amuda Shrestha, Mahindra Limbu, Rangmati Shahi, Usha Bhandari and Prashai Mahara were nominated in NWA and Navin Singh, Tomlal Rajbanshi, Puran Gurung, Dandi Dhaka, Mahesh Kharel and Mekhal Shrestha were appointed in the Tarun Dal.