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Maoist Centre to file ‘no-confidence motion’ if PM Oli refuses to resign

Maoist leader Pampha Bhusal gestures after her victory in Kathmandu April 12, 2008. Nepal's Maoist former rebels took a surprising early lead on Saturday in an election aimed at cementing a peace deal that ended a decade-long civil war. REUTERS/Deepa Shrestha (NEPAL)
Maoist leader Pampha Bhusal gestures after her victory in Kathmandu April 12, 2008. Nepal's Maoist former rebels took a surprising early lead on Saturday in an election aimed at cementing a peace deal that ended a decade-long civil war. REUTERS/Deepa Shrestha (NEPAL)

Kathmandu: The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) has decided to file a ‘no-confidence motion’ against Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli in Parliament if he does not resign at the earliest, as his party is now a minority after withdrawal of the CPN’s support.

Party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said a meeting of the Maoist party held on Wednesday has decided to block the fiscal budget in Parliament and challenge Prime Minister Oli through no-confidence motion if he did not yield to the Maoist pressure and step down, reports the Himalayan Times.

The Maoists party withdrew its support from Prime Minister Oli-led coalition government yesterday, charging the ruling party with failure to implement the past agreements, including gentlemen’s agreement to hand over the leadership to them, made with them in the past.

As per the constitutional provisions, the Prime Minister would be relieved from his post if he resigned or if no-confidence motion was passed by a majority of the total existing members of the Parliament.

The Maoist centre also bagged support of the Nepali Congress, the largest party in Parliament which holds 207 seats, in its bid to form a majority government under Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. (ANI)

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