Kathmandu, June 30
The Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JSPN) is splitting again.
The party’s federal council chairperson Dr Baburam Bhattarai and central committee chairperson Upendra Yadav have agreed to break up.
Bhattarai and Yadav held a meeting on Wednesday evening, during which Bhattarai proposed parting ways, according to a leader. Yadav also accepted the proposal.
A leader close to Yadav says he told Bhattarai that he was not telling anyone to leave the party, but if they wished, he could not stop them.
The leaders have agreed to ask their central committee members and lawmakers to choose which side they want to be on. It is likely that the Yadav side will retain the official recognition of the JSPN as it commands the majority.
It means the Bhattarai side will have to form a new party.
The party had split in July last year also with the Mahantha Thakur-led group splitting.