Congress decides not to cooperate until NCP dispute is resolved

Kathmandu: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress has decided not to cooperate with any party until the final settlement of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) dispute.

A meeting of office bearers and former office bearers held at the residence of party president Sher Bahadur Deuba in Budhanilkantha on Thursday reviewed the political situation after the reconstitution of the parliament. During the meeting, Chairman Deuba had sought the opinion of both the parties saying that there was a proposal for cooperation.

Stating that the people have also given a mandate to stay in the opposition, the leaders said that they should not rush to join the government. Leaders have suggested that it would be appropriate to discuss the issue in the party only if the government cannot be formed due to the split of the NCP.

“In that case, we have the option of leading the government ourselves, joining the government or supporting it from outside,” said one leader.