Dhangadhi, March 29: Keeping in view of the upcoming local elections, the Nepali Congress (NC) is going to begin its Mechi-Mahakali Awareness Campaign from Sunday.
NC vice-president Ram Chandra Poudel and senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba arrived in Dhangadhi to kick off the campaign.
Talking to reporters at Dhangadi Airport on Saturday, Deuba said, "We are beginning this campaign in the run-up to local elections with an aim to reform the party organization."
He further said that the local polls will take place "forging consensus among major parties".
NC vice-president Poudel said that the campaign will be also expanded to VDC and ward levels.
On a separate note, Deuba ruled out the possibility of drafting a new statute within one year if political parties failed to forge consensus on key issues. "However, the new statute may be drafted even in seven or eight months if the parties reach consensus," Deuba added.