Kathmandu, 23 June: Anil Jha, who has become the Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, arrived in Rautahat on Tuesday along with his party. Lalan Yadav of Madhu Narayan Municipality-3, Sakhuwa, Vijay Yadav of Garuda-5, and Dipendra Yadav was arrested for showing him a black flag. While they were under police control, 20 ministers, including Jhas, were released by an interim order of the Supreme Court.
Rajendra Mahato, who lost the post of Deputy Prime Minister and Urban Development Minister, was a busy aerial observation of the landslide-affected area of Sindhupalchowk when the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order on seven writs alleging that the caretaker Oli government's expansion of the cabinet was unconstitutional.
The last time an MP from Madhesh became a minister, the home district was in full swing. Since the appointment, six federal government ministers from Dhanusha, Mahottari, Siraha, and Rautahat have attended the reception in the home district. He earned respect by moving from city to village amidst huge crowds.
With the risk of corona infection remaining, they were busy welcoming without caring about health standards. Immediately after assuming the ministry post, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Raghuvir Mahaseth reached Dhanusha's home district. Reached various villages in the constituency and received the honor.
Soon after, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Uma Shankar Aragaria also visited Dhanusha and received a warm welcome. Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Chanda Chaudhary participated in welcome and honor programs at various places in Dhanusha and Mahottari on Friday and Saturday.
Last Friday, Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies Raj Kishor Yadav arrived in the home district of Siraha by helicopter. He landed at Bandipur on the western border of Siraha and reached his house at Chohar in a government vehicle. After that, he participated in the reception and honor program and reached Morang and Jhapa while inspecting the petroleum pipeline and storage house. Yadav had become a minister on June 10.
There are more than two states losing ministerial posts due to the Supreme Court's interim order. The reason is that the Mahanta Thakur-Rajendra Mahato faction of the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP) had supported the Oli government for a secure majority. Stating that he had joined the government against the party's decision, JSP Chairman Upendra Yadav said that Thakur, Mahato, and other office-bearers were expelled.
Thakur has appealed to the Election Commission saying that he should be given the authority of Jaspa. The commission has written to the Thakur faction to submit the basis and evidence to confirm the authenticity within 15 days.
The commission has given a 15-day notice to the Thakur faction after the Yadav faction filed a petition seeking authenticity on Friday. An official said that Upendra Yadav's party has proved its majority by making the physical presence of the executive member in the Election Commission as per the party's constitution.
Politicians in Madhes say that the expelled Thakur faction is not able to confirm its authenticity in the Election Commission. "Those who split the party and joined the government are nowhere to be found," said Khushi Lal Mandal, a politician.
He said that the government had not been able to fulfill the demands of Resham Chaudhary as he had reached the government after the release of Resham Chaudhary and the issue of Madhes agitators. "The demand of Madhes to be fulfilled through the amendment of the constitution was not their priority," he said. He said that the goal of the pro-Mahantha leaders including Rajendra Mahato was only to participate in the government. ‘The issue of returning the face for saving, the issue of citizenship has been raised. It has been confirmed that the main objective is power and government, ”the board remarked.
Sharing the feeling that the Election Commission has been waiting for the official status of the Sadbhavana Party for a long time, the Mandal said to the people, "Look, the authority of the party is given to Upendra Yadav." The majority of the executive is in his favor. Now Mahanthaji has two options. By accepting the leadership of Upendra Yadav, stay in Jaspa or open another party.