NC to form parliamentary board today
The parliamentary board of Nepali Congress, responsible for selecting election candidates, is likely to form today.
Formation of the board was delayed after two camps within the party, led by party President Sushil Koirala and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, stuck to their stance on the proposed names for the board.
A common understanding was reached this afternoon between the two camps after series of discussions.
“The party has called its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting late evening today to give the board its final shape,” NC spokesperson Dilendra Badu told Nepalnews.com. “The CWC meeting is likely to form the board unanimously.”
According to a NC source, names of Ram Sharan Mahat, Shashanka Koirala, Dilendra Badu, Padma Narayan Chaudhary, Bimalendra Nidhi Puna Bahadur Khada and Kul Bahadur Gurung have been proposed for the board.
More than 5,000 possible candidates of the party are awaiting on a decision of the board from different constituencies.
The Election Commission has set the deadline for file candidacy under proportional electoral system on September 30, and October 3 for first-past-the-post electoral system. Nepalnews.com/Rajendra Pokharel