KATHMANDU, MAY 21
CPN-UML chair KP Sharma Oli and Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal chair Mahanta Thakur have written to the President to not legitimise signatures of lawmakers from their respective parties that were submitted by the opposition alliance in a bid to stake claim to government.
The CPN-UML, in the letter, has stated that the 26 lawmakers that endorsed Deuba's claim to premiership by providing their signatures, thereby going against the party code, would face stern action, and could even be sacked from the party.
It has been learnt that the UML leaders who supported Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba have been warned stating that their activity has hampered party unity and is against UML's code of conduct.
Likewise, the JSP-N too has asked the president to deem the 12 signatures from JSP-N leaders as illegitimate.
Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba along with other leaders of the opposition alliance had reached Shital Niwas with signatures of 149 lawmakers including 26 lawmakers from the Khanal-Nepal faction of the CPN-UML, and 12 from JSP-N.