Kathmandu. The central office of the Nepali Congress is under siege by its own party leaders and cadres. The party central office in Sanepa has been under siege for a month by its own party leaders and cadres as the party leadership did not address the dispute over the party’s active membership.
Nepali Congress Bara leader Upendra Yadav said that they were forced to continue the sit-in at the party’s central office as their demand to investigate the fraudulent distribution of active membership had not been addressed for 34 days. He said he would not return to the district until justice was done.
Similarly, the leaders and cadres of Rautahat Constituency No. 1, who have been protesting at the party’s central office for the past 30 days, have said that they have been compelled to continue their protest against the distribution of active membership against the party’s rules and regulations. Ram Shrish Prasad Sah, treasurer of the District Working Committee, Rautahat, has said that they will continue their agitation including sit-in until the active membership given against the rules and regulations is revoked.
Congress leaders and cadres of Kailali Constituency No. 1 have responded that they will continue the protest program including sit-in until the party centre addresses their demands. Bhubaneswar Adhikari, regional president of Kailali Constituency No. 1, clarified that the sit-in program could not be ended without addressing the injustice done to them in the distribution of active membership. He hoped that the ongoing meeting of the party’s central working committee would address their demands.
Due to the controversy over the active membership of Congress, the party’s ward-level convention has also been stopped. After the party’s lower level convention was stopped, it has to be postponed after the 14th general convention of the Nepali Congress to be held in Kathmandu from September 4 to 5.