Signatures were not forged: Dutt
KATHMANDU, JUL 05 -
Nandan Dutt, officiating chairman of Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Ganatantrik, on Wednesday countered the claim by the party’s leader and Minister for Information and Communications Rajkishore Yadav that the signatures of the party leaders to support the latter’s ouster were forged.
Speaking at a press meet in the Capital, Dutt challenged Yadav to prove the charge. “If even a single signature is found to be forged, I will step down from the party position,” Dutt claimed.
A Central Committee (CC) meeting of the party on June 26 had decided to remove Yadav from the post of officiating chairman.
Yadav was appointed to the post after party Chairman Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta was jailed on corruption charges in February.
Following the decision of the CC meeting, Yadav submitted a letter to the Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday asking the constitutional body not to recognise the letter signed by Dutt and 12 other CC members, which states Yadav is no longer the officiating chairman of the party. Yadav, in the letter submitted to the EC, claimed that he is still the officiating chairman as per the party by-laws.
Dutt also criticised Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai for demonstrating “dual character” by not responding to the party’s letter submitted to him on Monday asking to relieve Yadav from the post of minister.
Meanwhile, Rajiv Jha, a member of the MJF-G Central Committe said a delegation met Prime Minister Bhattarai on Wednesday. According to him, the PM has sought a day’s time to look into the matter.
Posted on: 2012-07-05 08:24