KATHMANDU, April 23: The second meeting of the CPN-UML’s Tenth National General Convention Organising Committee held on Friday decided to take action against four members of the Karnali Province Assembly for defying the whip issued by the party during the voting process while Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi was trying to win the confidence of the House.
They have been relieved of the party membership and Province Assembly members as well.
The meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar expelled Province Assembly members Prakash Jwala, Amar Bahadur Thapa, Nanda Singh Budha and Kurmaraj Shahi for crossing the floor, according to party Spokesperson Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The Karnali Province Assembly will be informed about the decision.
The meeting also reshuffled the Standing Committee and picked 19 leaders as the Standing Committee members. Similarly, the meeting dwelt on the issues of seeking clarification from the leaders involved in anti-party activities and their responses.
The Standing Committee members have been given the responsibility of studying responses in regard to the clarifications from 27 House of Representatives members and take a final decision.
Some Leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal, Bhim Bahadur Rawal, Ghanshyam Bhusal and Surendra Prasad Pandey, who were earlier suspended from the party, were also removed from the Standing Committee. Ram Bahadur Thapa who had joined the party from the CPN (Maoist Centre) has been appointed as the SC member.