Deuba Not Desperate To Become PM

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba said that he was not eyeing to become the Prime Minister.
Speaking at a programme organised to launch Shree Ram Shrestha’s ‘Nepali Janajatiya Sanskar and Sanskriti’, on Sunday, Deuba said that he was not willing to become the Prime Minister unless there was a guarantee of getting majority votes for the NC-led government.
“I am not hungry for the post. It is not reasonable to search for an alternative government unless the Maoist Centre withdraws its support to the present government,” he said.
However, the NC President was quick to not entirely dismiss probable strain in the nation’s politics. “The current politics is unstable and fragile. Anything can happen at any time,” he added.
After a brief contemplation on current politics, Deuba finally addressed the event by acknowledging the author and commending his work. “Shrestha’s book is a reflective piece on culture that is both readable, and thought-provoking,” he claimed.
Speaking about culture, he also stressed on Nepal’s ‘unity in diversity’ stating that the country has long been a melting pot of several ethnicities, religions, races and cultures.
Echoing Deuba’s words, writer Pushkar Lohani also praised the book.
NC Joint General Secretary Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat said, “This kind of book will help promote local culture and induce interest among younger generations.”
Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress has rescheduled its Sunday`s Central Working Committee meeting for Monday.
The meeting was called to discuss its 14th general convention.
A leader informed that the meeting was postponed stating that preparations for the meeting were insufficient.
However, the top party leaders discussed several issues informally on Sunday. The party leaders are wrangling over the active membership issues.