Shekhar accuses Deuba of violating party systemNepali Congress (NC) central leader Shekhar Koirala on Tuesday accused party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of not letting the party function in a systematic manner.
Nepali Congress (NC) central leader Shekhar Koirala on Tuesday accused party President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba of not letting the party function in a systematic manner.
Speaking at a programme in Banepa, Koirala said Deuba violated the party system by appointing Bimalendra Nidhi as the acting party president during his recent visit to India.
Deuba visited India from August 23-27.
His decision to appoint Nidhi the acting party president has been hugely criticised by some sections in the NC.
“Bimalendraji is a senior leader. Who had obstructed Deuba from appointing him as the vice-president of the party? Nobody would have complained had he [Nidhi] been given the responsibility of acting chief of the party had he been appointed the party vice-president first,” said Koirala.
Koirala claimed that the move of appointing Nidhi as the acting party chief ignoring other senior leaders including general secretaries and former general secretaries was in violation of the party system and that it sent a wrong message.
Deuba took the helm of the NC in March last year, but he is yet to fill key posts in the party. Though the party statute says all the nominations for key positions should be made within six months of the general convention, Deuba is yet to do so even after more than a year, which has given enough ground to leaders within the NC, which has been mired in factionalism, to criticise the party president for failing to uphold the party system.