Janata Samajwadi Party has made Lila Devi Sitaula House of Representatives (HoR) member to replace expelled Sarita Giri.
The Election Commission has announced appointment of Sitaula as HoR member, according to Spokesperson at the Election Commission Raj Kumar Shrestha.
Speaker Agni Sapkota will now administer oath of office and secrecy to Sitaula after the appointment.
The then Socialist Party Nepal had expelled Giri elected through the Proportional Representation system on July 7. It had already announced unification with Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) but the Election Commission was yet to register the new united party.
A meeting of Socialist Party's office-bearers on July 7 had decided to expel Giri from the post of lawmaker and party membership for violating the party whip on the Constitution amendment bill brought to implement the new map.
The party had formed a task force under General Secretary Ram Sahaya Prasad Yadav to investigate the incident. The task force also including Mohammad Ishtiyaq Rai and Sushila Shrestha had recommended to the party to take action against Giri for violating the party's whip and instruction on the issue of national importance.
Giri had lodged an amendment proposal against the Constitution amendment bill brought to implement the new map. Giri in her amendment proposal had stated that Nepal does not have sources and evidence to establish that the territory of Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh belongs to Nepal.
She had refused to take back the amendment proposal despite the party warning her to take it back or face action. The amendment proposal was later rejected by Speaker Agni Sapkota citing clauses 112(b and c) House of Representatives (HoR) regulations.
She had also left the House before voting on the bill violating the party whip to vote in support of the government's bill.
Published Date: Monday, Shrawan 12, 2077, 15:32:00