The Janamat Party, led by CK Raut, a man who once led a secessionist movement in Nepal’s Terai plains seeking a separate state, has elected him as its chairman without opposition.
Other members of the party’s central committee, on the other hand, were elected by a vote at the party’s first general convention, which was recently held in Janakpur.
As a result, vice-chairpersons Mohammad Abdul Khan, Basanta Kushbaha, Deepak Kumar Sah, and Narendra Prasad Chaudhary have been elected. Chandan Kumar Singh was also chosen as the general secretary.
According to the party, about 4,500 cadres from various districts voted in the elections.
Between 2015 and 2019, Raut led an underground campaign calling for the recognition of Madhes as a separate state, but the government was able to persuade the group to stop and enter peaceful politics in March 2019.