KATHMANDU, June 7: Madhesi People´s Rights Forum-Democratic (MPRF-D) has expelled two more central committee members, a day after it expelled senior leader Sharat Singh Bhandari from the party.
A meeting of MPRF-D central committee at party´s headquarters in Sanepa Wednesday decided to expel central members Birenda Yadav and Shatrudhan Chaudhari accusing them of involvement in activities against the party policy and statute.
"Any leader who works against party interest and discipline will face action from the party," said MPRF-D Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar while addressing a program organized by the party.
He maintained that the party has been investigating few more leaders on their involment in anti-party activities.
According party insiders, MPRF-D is likely to expel more central committee members close to Bhandari. Central committee members including Pramod Gupta and Om Prakash Yadav had rallied with Bhandari against government´s announcement of the November 22 Constituent Assembly (CA) election.
In a separate context, Gachchhadar argued that only the CA can promulgate a new constitution. "We have seen the possibility of the CA election however, political consensus is a must for this as there is no alternative of a new election."
Meanwhile, central committee member of Rastriya Prajatantra Party Narendra Kumar Chudhari and Co-Chairman of Rastriya Janamukti Party Shankar Lal Chaudhari joined MPRF-D on Wednesday.
Gachchhadar granted them membership amid a program at the party´s headquarters.
Separately, protesting against party´s decision to expel Bhandari, youth leaders associated with Youth Forum Democratic (YFD) burned effigy of Gachchhadar across Tarai districts on Wednesday.
"We burnt the chairman´s effigy against his dictatorship in the party," said secretariat member of YFD Shivaji Soni.