KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) Sher Bahadur Deuba is likely to attend the Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting of the party today after nine months, which is also expected to put an end to the intra-rift afflicting the party.
The CWC meeting of the NC is to take place at the party's central office, Lalitpur at 11:00 am on Monday.
After the party president Sushil Koirala agreed to nominate some of Deuba’s supporters in the party’s sister wings — Nepal Student Union, Nepal Tarun Dal and Nepal Mahila Sangh — the Deuba faction is positive on attending the party’s CWC meeting, sources said.
Deuba faction has been boycotting the CWC after the NC President Sushil Koiral dissolved party’s sister organizations in September, 2011.
Koirala not only phoned Deuba on Sunday and requested him to attend the party’s CWC meeting, but also sent a delegation comprising General Secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula, CWC members Arjun Narsingh KC and Chandra Bhandari to Deuba’s residence for talks.
It is learnt that Deuba had proposed to add 25 members in the 101-member Nepal Student Union from his side, while NC president has proposed to add 10 Deuba supporters in NSU and add four members each to 38-member Nepal Tarun Dal and 38-member Nepal Mahila Sangh from Deuba’s side.
Meanwhile, Deuba is holding a meeting with his allies at his own residence in Budanikantha to forward the names of members for NSU .
Earlier Deuba had tendered his resignation from the party´s CWC showing his discontentment against the establishment’s decision to dissolve party’s sister wings.