General Secretary of Nepali Congress (NC) Shashank Koirala has invited newly elected House of Representatives (HoR) and National Assembly members from the party for lunch on Wednesday.
He has invited the newly elected lawmakers and other party leaders to his residence in Tokha, according to central committee member Kalyan Gurung.
The lunch meeting organized as the date for election of parliamentary party leader nears has been taken meaningfully. NC will elect the parliamentary party leader on March 5 and Koirala has stated his wish to be elected on consensus.
NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Prakash Man Singh from Ram Chandra Paudel faction are in the race for the post.
Gurung stated that Koirala may be elected unanimously if Deuba agrees to give up his candidacy.
Many in the party opine that Deuba should not be made parliamentary party leader. But he is unlikely to give up considering the fact that he has majority after picking leaders loyal to him for HoR through the proportional representation (PR) system.