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Nepal: Rumblings within the NC and UML

Posted by n3wday on August 27, 2008

These two articles appeared on Nepal News.

NC analyses its future role; some leaders call for leadership change

The central committee meeting of the main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) continued for the second day on Tuesday.

Today’s meeting was mainly focused on evaluating the party’s performance in the recent times – particularly after the party was forced to stay in the opposition following the ascent of the Maoists to power.

NC sources said some CWC members including Chiranjjvi Wagle, Binay Dhoj Chand, Uma Adhikari, Deep Kumar Upadhyaya and Sunil Kumar Bhandari criticised the leadership for the loss the party suffered in the Constituent Assembly election.

The ‘dissident leaders’ also suggested the party to play a strong opposition role in the CA, and demanded that the meeting of Maha Samiti be summoned as early as possible to fix the date for the general convention that will choose new leadership, sources added.
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