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Vote counting delayed by dispute over 30 representatives’ voting rights

Mar 7, 2016- The dispute over the voting rights of 30 General Convention representatives who had been nominated by late Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala right after 12th convention in 2010 has delayed the vote counting.

Dispute erupted after the election committee did not allow them to vote. They were supposed to be nominated before 12th convention but due to the disagreement, Koirala appointed them after the convention.

The 30 GC representatives have threatened to knock the door of Supreme Court if they are deprived of their voting rights. NC party statue identifies five types of GC representatives. The first category comes from electoral constituency and is entitled to become candidates in the GC as well cast vote. The second category hail from sister organizations of the party and they are also entitled to both candidacy as well as voting rights. The third group comes from the diaspora and they can only cast vote. The fourth group comes from the existing Central Working Committee and they have all rights to be candidates as well as vote. The 30 representatives fall under the fifth category and whose voting rights aren’t clearly established in the statute.