Kathmandu: Influential Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said that the party should be strengthened from the grassroots level at the 14th General Convention. Addressing a program organized by the Nepali Congress Ward Committee in Pokhara on Tuesday, Singh said that the party should be strengthened from the lower level to the leadership level after the 14th general convention. He said that those who could not do it even when given the opportunity should not be kept in the post.
He also claimed that Kathmandu was the best district in the country when Singh was the district chairman. He says he believes in working when given the opportunity. “It simply came to our notice then. We need capacity to run the party, ‘he said.
He said that the Congress could not get a referendum even after promulgating the constitution which the communists could not promulgate due to such leadership. He said that the Communists got a chance when the Congress was weakened after the election and attacked the constitution. He said that the Congress should be strong to institutionalize its achievements. He argues that a change of leadership is necessary for the Congress to be strong.
He said that the demand of the people has changed the leadership and only change of leadership will strengthen the party. He was of the view that leadership should not be handed over to those who could not work even when given the opportunity. “Sher Bahadur Deuba has no personal grievances. But the people’s demand is for a change of leadership. Only a change of leadership can strengthen the party, ‘he said.
He also said that the cadres of the Democratic Party had complained of injustice and stressed on the need to respect everyone within the party. He said that the party should move forward in a lawful manner, adding that he has always been raising voice within the party for the method and process.