No place for King's men in interim Parliament
The MPs will not be included in the 330-member interim Parliament to be formed on Nov 26 in accordance with the Govt-Maoist deal.india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 19:10 IST
Eleven "pro-King" MPs, including actress Manisha Koirala's father Prakash Koirala and former minister Badri Prasad Mandal, will not be included in the 330-member interim Parliament to be formed on November 26 in accordance with the Government-Maoist deal.
Three members of the Upper House nominated by King Gyanendra and eight other pro-King members of the House of Representatives will not be included in the Interim Parliament, said Rajendra Mahato, general secretary of the Nepal Sadbhavana Party, one of the partners in the ruling alliance.
Prakash Koirala, son of Nepal's first elected Prime Minister late BP Koirala, and Mandal, former Nepal Sadbhavana Party (Mandal) president, are member of the Upper House and both were ministers in the cabinet of King Gyanendra who gave up absolute rule, which he imposed in February 2005, after the April uprising.
Former minister Narayan Singh Pun is also among the 11 members unlikely to find a place in the 330-member interim Parliament to be formed on November 26, when the House of Representatives and the Upper House will be dissolved as per the November seven peace deal signed by Maoists and the SPA government.
Koirala has already been expelled from the ruling Nepali Congress party for favouring the 2005 royal takeover.
His younger brother Shashank Koirala is a central member of the party.