Nepali Congress leader Dr Sekhar Koirala has said although NC lost power, its strength is intact.
Issuing a press statement on Monday, leader Koirala urged the party leaders, cadres and well-wishers not to be disheartened because the party had not lost its strength but only a chance to lead the government. “We resolve the campaign of strengthening the party now,” he reminded.
Although Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s ascendance to power was unexpected, he said, extending congratulations to him for becoming the new prime minister by garnering majority of lawmakers’ support.
According to him, it was non-political behavior on part of Dahal to lead the government being the third largest party in the parliament. “Dahal’s ascendance to power from parliament was not expected,” he reiterated.
Leader Koirala also viewed a serious question as raising why and how the alliance under the leadership of NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba met a debacle at a time when the alliance was arguing for protection of the constitution and journey to prosperity. “I think we need to furnish a logical response to NC cadres, supporters and well-wishers in this regard,” he underscored.
He also informed us that national politics had entered a new context.