NCP Central Committee Meet Concludes, Forms Panel on MCC

HT Reporter
Kathmandu, Feb. 2: The central committee (CC) meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) concluded on Sunday, endorsing an 11-point proposal on the current issues.

The second CC meeting of the NCP after its formation in May 2018 with the unity of the then CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Centre took an array of decisions, including the formation of a task force to provide input on the Millennium Challenge Corporation.
The proposal, read out by general secretary Bishnu Poudel to the CC members, was passed unanimously.

Following the endorsement of the proposal presented by the general secretary, NCP chair KP Sharma Oli, also Prime Minister, had delivered concluding remarks in the meeting.

The CC meeting of the ruling party rejected the political map of India issued on November 2, 2019 saying that the map has included Nepal’s territory such as Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani area. The meeting urged the government to resolve the border dispute with India through diplomatic channels.

The CC meet has lauded China’s efforts to control spread of the novel coronovirus while expressing hope that the norhtern neighbour will be successful in the battle against the virus.

The meeting has also called on the government to rescue Nepalis from Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus, in Hubei province of China.

The meeting also expressed worry about the tense situation in the west Asia region and urged the government to take diplomatic measures to ensure safety and security of over a million migrant Nepali workers in the region in case any unwanted situation of conflict intensifies.

The five-day long meeting had started on January 29.

Meanwhile, the NCP Secretariat meeting formed a task-force to collect suggestions on MCC.

As many questions regarding implementation of MCC were raised, the party decided to form the task-force.

Leader Jhalanath Khanal is the coordinator of the task-force with Bhim Rawal and Pradip Kumar Gyawali as its members.

Insiders claimed that PM Oli did not want to form the task force but majority of the secretariat members stressed that failing to address the increasing concerns about the MCC would result in the loss of party credibility.

Likewise, the secretariat member Bamdev Gautam has become vice-chair of the party following the approval of statute amendment proposal by the CC meeting. Some months back, the secretariat has decided to create the post of vice chair to adjust Gautam who lost election in 2017.

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