KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav's daughter-in-law Pramila Kumari has been elected provincial assembly member of Province 2 under the proportional representation (PR) category.
Maoist Center leaders have expressed grievances over the election of Pramila Kumari Yadav as the member to the Provincial Assembly.
"Yadav has been picked from the central committee of the CPN (Maoist Center) although the Saptari District Committee did not recommend her name. She was not so active in local politics," former Maoist lawmaker Umesh Yadav told Republica, adding, "We don't know how she was elected to the provincial assembly."
Maoist party had fielded altogether five candidates for the Provincial Assembly and Pramila's name was fourth on the list.
Yadav has been picked from the central committee of the CPN (Maoist Center) although the Saptari District Committee did not recommend her name. She was not so active in local politics.
-- Umesh Yadav, former Maoist lawmaker
CPN (Maoist Center) had fielded Pramila as a provincial assembly candidate of the party under the PR category. Of the total 35 seats bagged by the Maoist party, Pramila has been elected lawmaker from the Madhesi quota.
Pramila is the wife of Ashok, son of the CEC Yadav. He said that she has long been involved in politics.
Some commissioners within the EC, however, claimed that the candidature of Yadav's daughter-in-law could influence election decisions. Yadav was appointed election chief under the Maoist Center's share.