Nepali Congress (NC) presidential candidate Prakash Man Singh has said that he was compelled to field his candidacy as the incumbent leadership of the party proved to be incompetent to lead the Nepali Congress (NC).
Singh said that the situation was created as NC President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had failed to hold the general convention on time, delayed distribution of active membership, and even misused the party’s statute.
“The active membership distribution was also delayed due to incompetence of the leadership and inability of the party to perform the functions in line with the statue. The General Convention has been held after the expiration of the term by following the rules,” Singh pointed out.
The 14th General Convention of NC is currently underway at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu. The voting process to elect the NC’s new office-bearers and members is currently underway at the National Assembly and Bhrikuti Mandap.
Incumbent Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Dr Shekhar Koirala, Prakash Man Singh, Kalyan Kumar Gurung, Bimalendra Nidhi are among those contesting for the post of party’s president.
Similarly, Nepali Congress youth leader and candidate for the party’s General Secretary, Gagan Thapa has called the party representatives to vote for him to help embark on a new journey.
Thapa’s appeal through his Facebook post came as the voting process to elect new leadership of the party as a part of the 14th General Convention was in progress in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. Stating that it was time for all General Convention representatives to decide whether they want transformation of the NC and the kind of leadership in the party they want to see, Thapa said, “Inspired by our party’s glorious past, we will embark on a new journey from this General Convention to build a modern and dynamic Congress that will be trusted by future generations.”