Nepal government faces no-confidence motion

Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) The Nepal government led by K.P. Sharma Oli lost majority support on Friday as a no-confidence motion was registered in Parliament.

CPN Maoist Centre leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal tabled the motion with the support of 201 members of 13 parties. His proposal has been backed by the Nepali Congress, the largest party in Parliament.

Addressing the house, Dahal came down heavily upon Prime Minister Oli, accusing him of failing to promote national unity owing to his self-centric and egoistic working style.

Stating that Oli tried to breach past agreements, Dahal claimed that the Prime Minister was not serious at all in concluding the peace process.

“The nation is in urgent need of national unity. There is no alternative to unity among us,” Dahal said in his nearly hour long speech.

The Nepali Congress also supported the no-confidence motion saying that it was necessary as the government did not pay any heed to the concerns raised by the major opposition party.

Oli become the head of the Nepal government nine months earlier with the support of the CPN Maoist Centre, the then Unified CPN Maoist, under the leadership of Dahal.

However, the CPN Maoist Centre decided to withdraw the support from the government last week expressing dissatisfaction.



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