Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai (L) and Upendra Yadav.
KATHMANDU: The Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) has decided to call back its ministers from the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba-led government.
JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav has decided to recall all the ministers in the government without the consent of another party Chairman Dr. Babu Ram Bhattarai.
A meeting of the Upendra-affiliated executive committee held last night decided to recall four ministers in the government.
The Yadav-led faction of the party has decided to send new ministers to the cabinet.
According to a JSP source, none of the leaders in favor of Dr. Bhattarai was invited to the meeting.
Claiming to have a majority in the executive, the Upendra faction meeting also gave Yadav the right to take action against some leaders, including leaders Dr. Bhattarai and Mahendra Yadav.
On Monday, party Chairman Yadav held talks with Maoist Center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”.
It may also be noted that another ruling partner – Unified Socialist – had already sent new ministers to the cabinet.
Dr Bhattarai and another senior leader Ashok Rai have become “powerless” after a meeting of the Janata Samajwadi Party entrusted party Chairman Yadav with the right to recall the ministers.