The Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to postpone the schedule of its Mahasamiti meeting by two weeks. The postponement is attributed to the Friday’s earthquake in the Karnali Province and the availability issue of a meeting hall.
During the NC central executive committee meeting on Sunday, it was decided to reschedule the meeting from December 15 to 18 this year. The meeting will be held at the Godavari-based Sunrise Convention Centre in Lalitpur. Initially, the event was set to take place from November 29 to December 1.
The party has adopted the policy of suspending all formal events till the Tihar festival, considering the quake’s impact in western Nepal, it is said.
In the meantime, the meeting decided to draw the government’s attention towards the urgency to expedite its rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the quake-hit areas, acknowledging the efforts made so far.
Likewise, the meeting said the monetary assistance of Rs five million announced by the party for the survivors is not sufficient and has urged the party to secure more aid for them. It also called for forming a committee to monitor and facilitate the relief distribution by ensuring that there are no irregularities in the process.