The Election Commission has issued registration certificate to Janata Samajwadi Party formed after unification of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP) and Socialist Party Nepal.
The party has been given the certificate on Sunday, according to leader Shivaji Yadav. The party was registered with on Thursday.
The two parties had hastily announced unification late night on April 22 to prevent split in the Socialist Party abetted by Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli.
The government on April 20 had brought an ordinance allowing splitting of a party with support of 40 percent in either the parliamentary party or the central committee. The act about political parties requires support of 40 percent in both the parliamentary party and the central committee to split any political party.
Seven lawmakers of Socialist had prepared to split the party capitalizing on the ordinance that made splitting of parties easier. The two parties had hastily announced unification to thwart that.
The united party will use the flag of Socialist Party and election symbol of RJP, umbrella. Both the parties have 17 seats each in the House of Representatives but Resham Chaudhari of RJP, however, is suspended after being sentenced in a criminal case.
The united party, similarly, will have 55 seats in in Province 2 including 30 from Socialist Party and 25 from RJP.
Published Date: Sunday, Ashar 28, 2077, 14:55:00