The Central Working Committee of the main opposition, The Nepali Congress (NC) yesterday decided to form a new government under its leadership.
NC has taken the decision with support of the CPN-Maoist Centre and other parties, according to party’s senior leader Prakash Man Singh.
The NC has decided that it will ask the incumbent Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to step down and allow formation of a new government, said Singh.
He also made clear that if Oli does not resign, the NC will move a no-trust motion against him in the House of Representative and take the initiative to form a new government in order to save the democratic achievements of the past.
CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal said, “I am going to intensify talks with political parties and am hopeful that a new government will be formed and there will be a new course of events.”
Prakash Man Singh being the main opposition and a key partner in framing the Constitution of Nepal in 2015 said that it was his responsibility to protect the democracy.
He added that 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 the democracy.
PM Oli’s dissolution of the House of representatives in December caused a political crisis in Nepal.
The Supreme Court of Nepal on February 23 reinstated the House but Oli refused to step down.
Dropping another bombshell on March 7, the apex court invoked the 2018 party merger between Oli’s UML and Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Center.
As reported in The Times of India, party sources said that Prime Minister 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 Prachanda, the country’s politics took 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 and there will be a new course of events,” he said at a programme in Kaplivastu.
While addressing the participants of the program, Prachanda said a new government will soon be formed and a new political atmosphere will be created.