Janata Samajbadi Party leaders Rajendra Mahato (L) and Mahanta Thakur.
KATHMANDU: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) Chairman Mahanta Thakur and senior leader Rajendra Mahato have said they were not in favor of forming an alternative government.
They met President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday afternoon and said that the formation of an alternative government was not the way out to the current crisis, sources said.
Thakur and Mahato reached President’s Office, Shital Niwas, and urged President Bhandari not to accept the recommendation proposed by JSP leader Upendra Yadav on government formation.
Thakur and Mahato also told the President that Yadav being the second-ranked chairman, his proposal would not be acceptable. They also said that Thakur’s signature was used in the Election Commission as well.
Sources also said that Thakur and Mahato had earlier met Prime Minister KP Oli in Baluwatar before meeting the President.