TMDP seeks disqualification of former MP for joining Maoists
Kathmandu: A former Nepali Madhesi lawmaker,
who was in the news for accusing an Indian Embassy official of
threatening him, may lose his seat in the Parliament after he
switched his allegiance to the Maoists.
The Terai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) has initiated
action against Ram Kumar Sharma who joined the Unified CPN-
Maoist last year.
The TMDP today asked Constituent Assembly Speaker Subhas
Nembang to terminate Sharma`s CA membership for his anti-party
activities, party sources said.
Party chief whip Brijesh Kumar Gupta submitted the letter
in this regard to the Speaker.
According to Gupta, the Speaker told him that he would
forward the letter to the Business Advisory Committee for
Under current regulations, a parliamentarian loses
membership if he/she quits the party from which he/she is
elected or nominated.
Sharma was directly elected from Mahottari Constituency
No 4 as the Terai-based Madhes party`s candidate. He is
presently functioning as a Maoist lawmaker and is also a
central committee member.
The lawmaker had told a private television channel that
he had been threatened by an Indian Embassy official ahead of
the fourth round of voting in the Parliament to elect a new
Sharma also claimed that the Indian official threatened
to abduct him and warned that his daughter would be expelled
from the embassy-run Kendriya Vidyalaya.
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