Prachanda set to become Nepal’s next PM with support from Oli-led CPN-UML

KATHMANDU: In a dramatic development on Sunday, the opposition CPN-UML and other minor parties extended their support for the CPN-Maoist Center president Pushpa Kamal DahalPrachanda“, who is about to become the next Prime Minister of Nepal.
Important meeting of the former prime minister KP The Sharma Oli-led opposition party CPN-UML, CPN-Centre Maoist, Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) and other minor parties agreed to form a government under ‘Prachanda’ leadership.
CPN-UML, CPN-MC and other parties will make a request for Prachanda’s prime ministership in the Office of the President ‘Sheetalniwas’ with signatures of 165 legislators under Article 76(2) of the Constitution, General CPN-MC secretary Deb Gurung said.
Gurung said that a letter of agreement is being prepared to be submitted to the president.
The meeting was attended by Oli, Prachanda, RSP president Ravi Lamichhane, Rastriya Prajatantra Party leader Rajendra LingdenJanata Party Chairman Samanwadi Ashok Rai with others at Oli’s residence in Balkot.
Prachanda and Oli had an understanding of leading the government on a rotating basis and Oli agreed to appoint Prachanda as Prime Minister at the first opportunity at his request.
The new coalition has the backing of 165 lawmakers in the 275-member House of Representatives, including CPN-UML with 78, CPN-MC with 32, RSP with 20, RPP with 14, JSP with 12, Janamat with 6 and Nagarik Unmukti Party with 3.
“As the largest party, the National Assembly of Nepal did not form a government under its leadership under Article 76(2) of the Constitution during the term of the presidency. Now, CPN-UML has taken the initiative to form a government. under the leadership of Prachanda with the support of 165 legislators,” Shankar Pokharel, secretary general of CPN-UML, told reporters after the meeting.
Earlier on the same day, Prachanda walked out of the Nepalese Parliament leading the five-party coalition behind the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the National Assembly of Nepal. Sher Bahadur Deuba rejected the offer to become Prime Minister in the first round.
Deuba and Prachanda had previously reached a tacit agreement to lead the new government on a rotating basis.
During talks with Prachanda on Sunday morning at the Prime Minister’s Palace, the Nepalese Parliament made claims to both the key posts of President and Prime Minister, which Prachanda rejected resulted in the failure of the negotiations. , Maoist sources said.
NC offered the position of Speaker for the Maoist Party, but was turned down by Prachanda.
“The alliance fell apart when last-minute talks between Deuba and Prachanda failed to reach an agreement,” Shah told PTI earlier in the day.
After negotiations with Prime Minister Deuba failed, Prachanda went to the residence of CPN-UML President Oli to seek his support to become Prime Minister. He was joined by the leaders of other minor parties.
The National Assembly of Nepal is the largest party with 89 seats in the House of Representatives while the CPN-UML and CPN-MC have 78 and 32 seats respectively.
No party in the 275-member House of Representatives has enough 138 seats to form a government.
The deadline, given by President Bidya Bhandari for political parties to form a coalition government under Article 76(2) of the constitution, expires on Sunday evening.
If the parties do not meet the deadline, the President will extend the deadline if the political parties make a request or she will call on the largest party to form a government under Article 76(3) of the constitution.
In such a situation, the Prime Minister must prove a majority in the HoR within 30 days.
The CPN (United Society) has 10 seats, the Loktantrik Samajwadi Party (LSP) has four and the Nagarik Unmukti Party has three. Rastriya Janamorcha and the Workers and Peasants Party of Nepal have one seat each.
There are five independent members in the House of Representatives. PTI SBP MRJ


News5h: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button