Yadav challenges JSP Nepal split in apex court

Himal Press 13 May 2024
Yadav challenges JSP Nepal split in apex court Upendra Yadav (File Photo)

KATHMANDU: Janata Samajwadi Party, Nepal (JSP Nepal) Chairperson Upendra Yadav has filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court, claiming that his party was unconstitutionally split.

Yadav has made the Election Commission a defendant in the writ petition registered on Monday. In the petition, he has claimed that the breakaway faction of his party was illegally registered and granted legitimacy as a political party.

The Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing on the petition for May 16.

A faction of JSP Nepal, led by Vice Chairperson Ashok Kumar Rai, registered a new party named Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) last week. The Election Commission has already given recognition to the party.

Yadav tendered his resignation from the position of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population earlier on the day. “Given the current political situation, it has become impossible for me to continue in the government. Therefore, I wish to resign from this responsibility,” Yadav said in his resignation letter submitted to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

Published On: 13 May 2024


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