Thursday, April 27, 2006

Legal status of MP's

After royal announcement of Monday has call for House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday, it is not clear about Some MPs, what will be their legal status.
legal status is not clear about MPs like Narayan Singh Pun and Prakash Koirala, both of whom were elected on NC ticket but have been expelled by the party.

Likewise, the CPN-UML now has 66 members, three down from initial strength of 69, with Hem Narayan Yadav from Siraha having died while Prem Bahadur Singh and Nara Bahadur Budhathoki quit the party. The status of the last two is unclear.

Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), which had 11 members, has split into three. While RPP led by Pashupati Shumshere Rana has six MPs, RJP has four and the RPP led by Kamal Thapa has a solitary member.Rastriya Janshakti Party (RJP) supremo Surya Bahadur Thapa as well.He had launched his outfit after walking out of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) subsequently. The issue here is whether they will abide by the whip issued by their parent parties.

While Rastriya Jana Morcha and United People’s Front (UPF) had six MPs between them, the Jana Morcha Nepal —a nascent outfit which evolved after their unification has six. Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party has one MP. Nepali Congress has 72 after expelling Prakash Koirala and Pun, NC (D) has 39 if one includes K P Bhattarai.

The Nepal Sadbhavana Party and Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi) have two member each, while one MP of united NSP has distanced himself from both the parties.

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