KATHMANDU, July 26: The Election Commission has granted legitimacy to the Upendra Yadav-led faction of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP), ending the month-long intra-party row within the party.
The EC on Monday granted legitimacy to the Yadav-led faction of JSP and directed the Mahanta Thakur led-faction to register a new party.
The EC took the decision to this effect after Yadav was able to garner signatures of a majority of executive members. Of the total 56 executive members of the party, 34 members signed in favor of Yadav, while only 16 memes signed in favor of Thakur.
With this, Thakur now needs to register a party at the commission.
Meanwhile, JSP Chairman Yadav has announced to join the government. Talking to journalists on Monday, Yadav said that his party would soon send the list of ministers in the Deuba-led cabinet.