The political crisis deepened in Nepal on 20 December last year when the President announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the election, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli (KP Sharma Oli).
Nepal Political Crisis Latest News: The Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party in Nepal, has decided to stake claim to the post of Prime Minister. A day before this, the President had asked political parties to form a new government by Thursday because the KP Sharma Oli-led government’s trust vote has been defeated. In the meeting of NC officials on Tuesday, it has been decided to form the next government.
The Sher Bahadur Deuba-led party has the support of the Nepal Communist Party Maoist Center (CPN-MC) and hopes that MPs of the Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal (JSPN) will also support it. The office of President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday said that they have decided to invite parties to form a majority government under Article 76 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal.
26 MPs will be needed
According to ‘The Himalayan Times’ news, it also hoped to influence the MPs of CPN-UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal and Jhalnath Khanal-led factions to help in the formation of the government. According to the news, NC has 61 members in the 271-member delegation while CPN-MC has 49 MPs. The party will need 26 more MPs to form a coalition government under its leadership (Nepal Political Crisis Explained). The 32 members of the JSP-N can play an important role in the formation of the government.
Expect support by Thursday
The 15 MPs of the JSP-N faction led by Mahant Thakur and Rajendra Mahato remained neutral during the trust vote held on Monday and have not yet decided whether they will support the NC-led coalition government or not. Nepal Government and Politics). NC Joint Secretary Prakash Sharan Mahat told reporters after the meeting on Tuesday, ‘JSP-N is divided on the issue. We hope that the JSP-N will support us in the formation of the government by the deadline of Thursday.
‘Prachanda’ gave assurance
He said that Pushpan Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, who is heading the CPN-MC, has assured the party that he will support to form the next government under the leadership of NC. If JSP-N does not support NC then the party will try to influence 28 MPs of Nepal-Khanal faction of UML to resign (Nepal Political Crisis Latest News). In this situation, the strength of the House will be reduced to 243 and NC and CPN-MC, together with 15 JSP-N MPs who are loyal to Upendra Yadav and Baburam Bhattarai, can form the government.
What will happen if majority is not found?
Under Article 76 (2), if a party does not have a clear majority in the House, then the President can appoint a member of the House as the Prime Minister, who can get a majority from two or more parties of the House of Representatives. The ‘Kathmandu Post’ has reported that if the House fails to form a government under Article 76 (2) or if the Prime Minister appointed under this provision fails to get a trust vote within 30 days, then the President Article 76 (3) Can apply. In that case, Oli can once again claim to form the government (Nepal Political Parties).
Oli the leader of the biggest party
Oli is the leader of the largest party in the House. If Oli is appointed under the Constitution, he will have to win the trust vote within 30 days from the date of appointment (Nepal Political Crisis in Hindi). The political crisis deepened in Nepal on 20 December last year, when the President announced the dissolution of the House of Representatives and the election, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli. Oli made this recommendation amidst a power clash in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP). The apex court in February rejected the decision to dissolve the House and reinstated it.
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