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Kathmandu: The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a short-term interim order against the Election Commission’s decision to grant recognition to the party formed by Ashok Rai after splitting from the Janta Samajwadi Party Nepal (JSPN).

Hearing a writ petition filed by Upendra Yadav, chair of JSPN, a single bench of Justice Binod Sharma asked Nepal’s election body to hold its decision to grant recognition to the new Janta Samajwadi Party.

On May 13, Yadav moved the top court challenging the decision of the election body. On May 5, a group of seven lawmakers led by Ashok Rai, federal council chair of JSPN, split from the Yadav-led JSPN to form a new JSP.

The Rai-led faction was recognized as a political party by the Election Commission on May 6.

The Supreme Court has also summoned both parties for a discussion on May 21.