NC terms Constitutional Council decisions ‘anti-democratic’


Kathmandu, Jan. 24: Nepali Congress (NC) has termed the decisions made by the Constitutional Council’ in absence of main opposition party leader ‘anti-democratic’.
Informing about the NC central committee meeting beginning today, party Spokesperson Biswo Prakash Sharma said as opposition party leader is statutorily the member of constitutional council, making decisions in absence of main opposition leader has breached the established procedure and culture.
The January 20 meeting of the Constitutional Council had recommended the names of five individuals to the post of chairperson in constitutional commissions.
Today’s meeting also dwelt on five reports endorsed by the NC Mahasamiti meet held on 14-23 December, 2018 in Kathmandu, he added. The central committee meeting is required to endorse the reports incorporating the inputs and deliberations received so far.
Likewise, the agenda of expiry of the extended tenure of incumbent working committee of its student wing, Nepal Student Union, has also featured in today’s meeting. The extended term of the NSU was expired on January 16.
The meeting also continued discussion on government’s apathy to respond to the demands of hunger striker Dr Govinda KC and its move to the process of scrapping two hospitals established after the names of NC leader duo, the late Giria Prasad Koirala and Sushil Koirala, Sharma informed.
Also discussed in the meeting was the need to pile further pressure on the concerned authority to identify murderer(s) of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur who was allegedly raped and subsequently killed. RSS

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