JSP waiting for the decision of Dahal-Nepal faction and Congress

Kathmandu: The House of Representatives is three days away, but the third largest political party, the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), is undecided on what role to play.

When the Supreme Court decided to reinstate the House of Representatives, the party’s Federal Council Chairman Baburam Bhattarai was in India. As Bhattarai returned from treatment on Wednesday, party leaders say informal discussions will now take place.

After coming from India, Bhattarai has proposed to form an election government by political consensus. It is not clear how other party leaders will respond to Bhattarai’s statement, but some JSP leaders are waiting for the formal split of the Nepal Communist Party and the decision of the Congress.

So far, leaders of the Janata Samajwadi Party have said they cannot support both groups until the NCP is officially divided. The Janata Samajwadi Party has 32 MPs in the House of Representatives.