Eleven leaders including Madhav and Jhalanath expelled from UML

Madhav Kumar Nepal smiles after officially being nominated for Nepal's Prime Minister at the Parliament House in Kathmandu May 23, 2009. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Kathmandu: CPN-UML has expelled 11 leaders including Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhala Nath Khanal. It has been decided to ask 12 more people for clarification within 24 hours.

A meeting of the standing committee held at the PM’s residence in Baluwatar has decided to expel Bhim Rawal, Mukunda Neupane, Ram Kumari Jhankri, Sarala Yadav, Pushpa Karna, Kalila Khatun, Niradevi Jairu, Laxmi Chaudhary and Kalyani Khadka from the party along with Nepal and Khanal. UML had asked them for an explanation. They are yet to answer.

The meeting has decided to ask 24 more people to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court demanding the appointment of Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the Prime Minister.