May 27, 2024, Monday
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Yadav challenges split of JSP at Supreme Court

The Nepal Weekly
May 14, 2024

Upendra Yadav, chairman of JSP Nepal, has lodged a writ petition at the Supreme Court challenging the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to recognize the newly formed Janata Samajbadi Party led by Ashok Kumar Rai. In his petition, Yadav has named EC and others as opponents and has demanded that the EC’s decision to give recognition to the newly-formed party be scrapped. 

Yadav has also sought a mandamus order from the SC and end the splinters’ status as federal parliament members. The SC has fixed May 15 as date for the preliminary hearing in the case.  Based on Rai’s application the EC had given a certificate of recognition to the JSP on May 6. Yadav has also decided to withdraw support to the Prachanda led government. Yadav has a strength of 5 House of Representative members.