KATHMANDU: The meeting called by the Election Commission (EC) to resolve the intraparty feud subsisting between two factions of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has ended without transient outcome.
Held at the Office of the Commission today, the meeting between the EC and the two JSP factions did not strike any agreements, with both the factions sticking to their own guns.
Emerging from the meeting, leader Anil Jha said the JSP will not remain united in the days ahead due to the attitude of JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav.
“Chairman Upendra Yadav has said the party will not move ahead in union. All the leaders present in the meeting signed a paper stating that the two factions will not move ahead,” said Jha emerging from the meeting.
He further claimed that Thakur faction will get the legitimacy since they are not the petitioners. Those who filed the complaint and decided to break away will form a new party, hinting that Yadav-Bhattarai faction will not remain legitimate JSP.
Similarly, speaking with the media persons, leader Mahendra Raya Yadav said the Yadav-Bhattarai faction in the meeting floated conditions for an agreement that the Thakur-Mahato faction should withdraw the signatures of 32 lawmakers submitted to President Bidya Bhandari, express commitment that they will abide by all the decisions taken by the central executive committee and ally with the five-party opposition alliance.
If the Thakur-Mahato faction agreed to do so, the unity between the two factions will be possible, added Yadav.
Meanwhile, he expressed his optimism that the EC will grant the legitimacy of the party to the Yadav-Bhattarai faction.
The EC has held talks with both factions of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) to resolve the disputes on the party authenticity.
Held at the Office of the Commission, leaders of both the factions took part in the meeting.