Janata Samajbadi party registered at ECN
KATHMANDU: The Janata Samajbadi Party(JSP) has been officially registered as a political party. It became the latest political party to be registered at the Election Commission of Nepal.
A meeting of the ECN on Wednesday decided to register the JSP and its office-bearers have been invited to receive the party registration certificate on Friday, said ECN spokesperson Raj Kumar Shrestha. The JSP has been formed following a merger on April 22 between Samajbadi Party and Rashtriya Janata Party.
Now the remaining work of unification shall be forwarded with the official registration of the party, said JSP leader Keshav Jha. With this, the total number of political parties registered at the ECN has reached 132 but will come down to 131 with the unification between RJP and Samajbadi party.
The JSP is currently led by Mahantha Thakur and Upendra Yadav as chairs of the central executive committee of the party. They are followed in the seniority by Ashok Kumar Rai, Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, and Rajendra Mahato.