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RJP-N central treasurer joins UML

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jun 18, 2017-Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal's Central Treasurer Anita Yadav has joined CPN-UML on Sunday.

UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli welcomed Yadav to the party amid a function at party office in Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu. RJP-N's central member Rajeshwor Mahaseth has also joined UML.

Yadav has resigned from RJP-N on Saturday saying it had initiated extremist behaviors.

Speaking at the programme, Yadav said she had returned home after spending 10 of her 24 years political career in Madhes-based parties.

Yadav's husband Shree Krishna Yadav was treasurer of then Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP). Shree Krishna was previously in UML but quitted the party and joined Mahantha Thakur-led TMLP. Following Shree Krishna's death in an accident, Yadav had contested second Constituent Assembly election from Dhanusha-5 from TMLP but finished third behind Nepali Congress Chandra Mohan Yadav and UML's Raghubir Mahaseth.

Yadav is another high-profile Madhesi leader to join UML following RJP-N Central Deputy General Secretary Samim Miya Ansari. CPN (Maoist Center)'s leader Basaruddin Ansari had also joined UML in Birgunj.

Published: 18-06-2017 11:02

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