KATHMANDU — A Central Committee meeting of the Nepali Congress summoned for today has been called off. The party has cited a special reason behind the postponement of meeting that was called for 8:30 am.
The meeting has been rescheduled for 2:00 pm on May 4, according to NC central office chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel.
NC President Deuba was preparing to propose names for the office bearers at the CC meeting today 26 months after the 13th General Convention of the Nepali Congress.
It is believed that the meeting was adjourned by few days due to dissatisfaction of the party factions close to senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel and former party general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula.
Both factions earlier announced to boycott the meeting, accusing the party leadership of calling the meeting without discussions.
The NC is yet to nominate party office bearers although two years have already elapsed since the completion of the party general convention. As per the party statute, it should have been done within two months after the general convention.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.