Socialist Party Nepal has expelled lawmaker Sarita Giri from the House and party for violating the party whip on the Constitution amendment bill brought to implement the new map.
A meeting of the party's office-bearers on Tuesday has decided to expel Giri from the post of lawmaker and party membership, Chief of the party's publicity department Bishwodeep Pandey told Setopati.
Party leader Mohammad Ishtiyaq Rai said the Election Commission and the Federal Parliament Secretariat will be informed about Giri's expulsion.
The party had formed a task force under General Secretary Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav to investigate the incident. The task force also including Mohammad Ishtiyaq Rai and Sushila Shrestha had recommended to the party to take action against Giri.
"A three-strong task force was formed. It recommended on the basis of facts and evidence to expel her from the party and House for violating the party's whip and instruction on the issue of national importance," a party source told Setopati.
Giri had lodged an amendment proposal against the Constitution amendment bill brought to implement the new map. Giri in her amendment proposal had stated that Nepal does not have sources and evidence to establish that the territory of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh belongs to Nepal.
She had refused to take back the amendment proposal despite the party warning her to take it back or face action. The amendment proposal was later rejected by Speaker Agni Sapkota citing clauses 112(b and c) House of Representatives (HoR) regulations.
She had also left the House before voting on the bill violating the party whip to vote in support of the government's bill.
Published Date: Tuesday, Ashar 23, 2077, 16:45:00