KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has reached the residence of party’s senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel.
Nepali Congress President Deuba reached Paudel’s residence at 1 pm today and held a meeting for nearly one hour.
During the meeting, they discussed the dissolution of the House of Representatives, possibility of formation of coalition government from center to local levels and upcoming 14th general convention of the party, according to a source.
During the meeting with Paudel, Deuba also briefed him about an ‘offer’ from agitating Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Madhav Kumar Nepal.
He told Paudel that the NCP leaders had offered him a leadership role in the coalition government if the opposition party agrees for the joint street protest against the decision of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to dissolve the House and set dates for midterm election, according to the source.
Earlier last week, NCP co chairs Prachanda and Nepal had met Deuba at his residence Budhanilkantha and proposed him to launch the joint protest against the government.
The opposition party is said to be divided on whether to intensify protest against the government decision to dissolve the House. While the Deuba-led faction is said to be against collaborating with rival NCP faction against the House dissolution citing that the case is subjudice, senior leader Paudel faction is in favor of spearheading the protest against the government.
Following the meeting with senior leader Paudel, the party has also postponed its central working committee meeting scheduled for today until January 26.