KATHMANDU, July 30: Senior Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) leader Mahantha Thakur filed a writ petition at the Supreme Court (SC) against the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to grant legitimacy to the Upendra Yadav-led faction of JSP on Friday.
Earlier, the EC granted legitimacy to the Yadav-led faction of JSP and ordered Thakur to register a new party at the commission.
Yadav was able to garner the signatures of a majority of executive committee members of JSP during a head count at EC. Of the total 56 executive members of the party, 34 supported Yadav, while only 16 members stayed with Thakur.
In his writ petition, Thakur has demanded that the SC stop the implementation of the EC’s decision.