Phidim, 21 Chatra
Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala today said that she would contest for party presidency in the upcoming general convention.
Speaking at a press meet organised by the Panchthar chapter of Nepal Press Union in Phidim, Koirala said she had decided to vie for party presidency because ‘my agendas would never be prioritized if I continued working in junior post in the party’.
“My decision to fight for the post of president is irreversible. If Sushil Koirala wishes to compete for a second term, I may reconsider my decision,” added the former deputy prime minister and foreign minister.
When asked whether someone else other than Sushil Koirala could vie for the top post, Sujata simply said, “I have made a firm commitment to lead the party.”
Stating the weaknesses seen in the party leadership have put the party’s future in jeopardy, Sujata expressed her displeasure at the leadership for not taking action against Khum Bahadur Khadka ‘who has been launching a campaign to invite ethnic division and hatred’.
Sujata claimed that the upcoming general convention of the party would amend the party statute and open doors for women, indigenous, minority and backward people to help them reach decision-making positions.