A meeting of the Nepali Congress central committee today discussed the issues of candidate nomination process and its criteria for the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections slated for late this year.
The first round of the meeting agreed in general not to give tickets to candidates who contested in the local level elections, the rebel candidates, those not supporting the party's official candidates and (previous) lawmakers under the proportional representation category.
The meeting chaired by Prime Minister and party president Sher Bahadur Deuba held at the PM's official residence, Baluwatar.
Most of central committee members putting their views in the meeting insisted on the need of finalising candidates for the both approaching elections.
Talking to media following the meeting, party central members Dilendra Badu said the meeting suggested the party leadership for the need of finalising the matter of nomination of candidates by October 11.
Following the meeting Nepali Congress central committee member Arjun Narsingh KC, terming the leftist unity against the democratic norms, values and ideologies, claimed that such unity was just for reaching to power.