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Nepali Congress has 852,711 active members: report


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2021 Jul 30, 7:19, Kathmandu
The office bearers and former office bearers of Nepali Congress attend a meeting at the residence of party president and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, on Saturday, July 24, 2021. Photo: NepalNews

The report prepared by Nepali Congress Active Membership Probe Panel shows that the number of active members of NC stands at 852,711.

The Committee formed to investigate the active membership submitted its report to the office-bearers and former office-bearers on Thursday, 12 days later than the stipulated deadline.

At the meeting held at the personal residence of NC President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at Budhanilakantha, Ramesh Lekhak, the coordinator of the Committee, handed over the report.

Lekhak said that 409,033 active members had renewed their membership while 443,678 general members got the active membership. Among the active members, 74.26 per cent were male, 22.62 per cent were female and 0.2 per cent others.

Active membership issue is to be sorted out in Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Kavrepalanchok, Dhanusha, Sarlahi and Kailali, said Committee member Shyam Kumar Ghimire adding that details on active numbers arrived late from Bara and Saptari causing further delay in determining the actual number of active members of one of the oldest political parties in the country.

Now the central executive committee of the NC will decide on this matter. The central executive committee’s meeting on February 18 this year had decided to update the numbers of the NC’s active members and to enlist the active members in view of the party’s upcoming 14th national convention.

The schedule of the upcoming national convention scheduled from September 1-4 this year is likely to be affected adversely due to delay in addressing the dispute regarding the number of active members in the party.

The ward-level convention of the party was scheduled all over the wards in the country on July 27 but owing to the delay in sending the active membership to the wards, the ward-level conventions have been postponed.

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