KATHMANDU: Upendra Yadav-led faction of the Madhesi Janaadhikar Forum on Saturday sent a message to parliamentary party leader and Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar stating that the party might withdraw its decision to expel the seven leaders if Gachchhadar resigned from his post.
According to MJF lawmaker Rajkishwor Yadav, the seven MJF lawmakers close to Gachhadar today met party president Yadav, urging him to withdraw the decision to expel the leaders from the party. He claimed that while the Gachhadar faction was trying to save the party from an imminent split, it refused to accept any preconditions.
Both the factions were engaged in internal discussions to sketch a future strategy on Saturday. While the PP leader Gachhadar has been claiming support of more than 33 lawmakers, Yadav has claimed that he has the support of 28 lawmakers.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal this evening met Gachhadar to discuss the latest developments within the party. Some MJF leaders are learnt to have advised the top leaders to adopt a middle path to save the party from possible split. “We are looking for a middle path to settle the dispute. The central committee meeting might be called so that we may reach a decision favourable to both the factions,” central committee member Dr Tilak Rawal told The Himalayan Times.