Kathmandu, Sept 15 (UNI) The special convention of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandidevi), the biggest and oldest political party of the Terai region of Nepal, has unanimously elected Rajendra Mahato as the chairman of the party.
Mahato, who is also the minister for industry and commerce was elected unanimously while the party chairman Anandi Devi Singh, widow of late Gajendra Narayan Singh, the founder of the party, and some other leaders boycotted the convention saying the convention called against the rules.
The closed-door session of the party passed a no-confidence motion against chairperson of the party Anandi Devi Singh, local media quoted senior vice-chairman of the party Laxman Lal Karna as saying.
The session also passed the new party statute with a new provision of a chairperson, co-chairpersons, two vice-chairpersons and 41 central members instead of the 63 members earlier.
Of them 50 per cent will be elected, while the rest will be nominated by the chairperson.
The party split during the King's dictatorial regime, as then party president Badri Mandal supported the regressive regime.
Mandal was ousted from the party and the two parties Nepal Sadbhavana and Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Anandi Devi) united a few months ago.