KATHMANDU: The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has been on the verge of disintegration after party leaders were strongly divided by Prime Minister KP Sharma’s decision to disband the House of Representatives (HoR).
The JSP’s Thakur-Mahato faction supports Prime Minister Oli’s decision, while the Yadav-Bhattarai faction opposes it.
Previously, the Thakur-Mahato faction remained mute in order to support Prime Minister Oli’s efforts to create a new government in accordance with Article 76 (3) of the Constitution.
This faction once again expressed support for Oli’s formation of a new administration in accordance with Article 76. (5).
The JSP’s intra-party feud has reached new heights, with both sides taking action against each other.
According to the party’s disciplinary procedure, Central Council Chairman Mahantha Thakur has sought clarification from another chairman, Upendra Yadav.
Thakur has requested a seven-point clarification from Yadav over the expulsion of four provincial MPs in Lumbini Pradesh, and has joined forces with the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN (Maoist Center) to file a writ suit with the Supreme Court requesting the reinstatement of the HoR.
The Yadav-Bhattarai faction has been given three days to provide clarity.
Previously, the Yadav-Bhattarai group had requested answers from four Thakur-Mahato faction leaders, including Thakur.