Friday, March 31, 2023

Oli-led Govt. loses majority support in the House of Representatives

Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli

KATHMANDU, MAY 6: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli-led Government on Wednesday lost majority support in the House of Representatives after the CPN (Maoist Centre) led by Pushpakamal Dahal, alias Prachanda, officially withdrew support.

The party submitted a letter to this effect to the Parliament Secretariat, informing them about its decision to withdraw support to the Government, according to a senior leader of the party, Ganesh Shah.
Chief Whip of the Maoist Centre, Dev Gurung, handed over the letter to officials at the Secretariat, he said.
After handing over the letter, Gurung said the party decided to withdraw support as the Oli Government had violated the Constitution and the Government’s recent activities posed a threat to democratic procedures and national sovereignty.
After the withdrawal of support, the Oli Government lost its majority in the House of Representatives. The decision comes two days after Oli announced that he will seek a vote of confidence. (PTI)