Kathmandu, April 4
Nepal’s main opposition party Nepali Congress has initiated a move to topple Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and form an alternative government under its leadership with the support of the CPN-Maoist Centre and other parties.
The Central Working Committee of the Nepali Congress (NC) on Saturday decided to take an initiative to form a new government under its leadership, according to party’s senior leader Prakash Man Singh. The NC will ask Prime Minister Oli to step down and allow formation of a new government, said Singh. If he does not resign, the NC will move a no-trust motion against him in the House of Representatives and take initiative to form a new government under its leadership to save the democratic achievements of the past, he added.
There is very much possibility of regression threatening the democratic republic system hard earned by the people through various movements as Prime Minister Oli’s unconstitutional move has posed a threat to democracy, he added. Being the main opposition and also a key partner of framing the Constitution of Nepal in 2015 it is our responsibility to protect democracy, he said. A decision is likely to be taken during the next Standing Committee meeting of the party. — PTI
‘Country’s politics takes a new turn’
- Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli-led government will lose majority in the lower house if CPN-Maoist Centre led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ withdraws its support, according to party sources.
- Prachanda said the country’s politics had taken a new turn after the NC decided to seek PM Oli’s resignation and take initiative to form the next government under its leadership.
- “I am going to intensify talks with political parties and am hopeful that a new government will be formed,” he said.