Kathmandu, May 12
The main Opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to stake a claim for the prime minister’s post. It is engaged in hectic parleys with other parties to conclude a deal ahead of Thursday’s deadline issued by the President to political parties to form a new government as the one headed by KP Sharma Oli lost a crucial trust vote.
The decision to form a new government was taken after the office-bearers of the Nepali Congress (NC) met on Tuesday under the leadership of party president Sher Bahadur Deuba.
On Tuesday, Deuba held a meeting with the Opposition leaders and discussed ways to form a new government under his leadership. The meeting was attended by CPN-Maoist Centre chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP-N) second president Upendra Yadav. Prachanda indicated that his party would support Deuba. — PTI