Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Mahato moves SC against EC decision

The faction of Nepal Sadbhawana Party-Anandi Devi (NSP-A) led by Rajendra Mahato Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against the decision of the Election Commission (EC) not to recognize the faction as the party establishment side.
The petition seeks annulment of the EC’s decision to recognise the group led by Anandi Devi Singh as the legitimate party.
Meanwhile, the apex court has started hearing on the case from today itself, considering the urgency of the case as the date to file nominations for the Constituent Assembly (CA) elections is round the corner.
Irked by the EC’s decision, the Mahato-led faction has announced agitation and has threatened to thwart the November 22 election in the Terai. The faction has also defied the EC’s request to register itself with the Commission for the CA elections.
The NSP-A had undergone a vertical split after the Mahato faction held a special convention of the party in Birgunj to expel the party chairperson and some other senior leaders.

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