Kathmandu: Months after he was made acting President of a key Madhesi group in Nepal, Information and Communication Minister Raj Kishor Yadav was on Sunday sacked from the top party post for "working against" its interests.
A majority of the members of the central committee of the Madhesi Peoples Rights Forum-Republican (MPRF-R), an ally of the Maoists-led coalition government, ousted Yadav from the party post for failing to perform his duty and working against the party`s interests, according to party sources.
The party has also informed Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai about its action and asked him to remove Yadav from his Cabinet.
The 12 members of the 22-strong Central Committee, who voted for Yadav`s removal as acting President of the party, also notified the Election Commission about the action.
The party has appointed Nanda Kumar Datta as acting President in place of Yadav, a move which could lead to yet another split in the group.
Last month, Sharad Singh Bhandari, a senior leader from the Madhesi People`s Rights Forum-Democratic, was sacked from the party and he formed another group.
Yadav was appointed as the MPRF-R`s acting President after its chief J P Gupta was imprisoned in February following his conviction on graft charges.
Out of the 22 Central Working Committee members, 12 decided to relieve Yadav of his post for "working against" the party`s interests, the sources said, without elaborating.