KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepali Congress leader Gagan Thapa on Tuesday urged Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to step down from the post.
Speaking at the meeting of the House of Representatives, Thapa argued that the prime minister lacks required ability to take the helm of the government.
"Although PM Oli currently has numerical strength at the House to run the government, he has lost required ability to do so. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the country and the ruling Nepal Communist Party if the prime minister takes rest now," Thapa said.
Thapa also urged Speaker Agni Sapkota to draw the attention of the government and the prime minister over recent corruption scandals. "The speaker should have ability to summon the prime minister on the contemporary issues," he said.
Leader Thapa also raised question on the ruling NCP's informal decision to form a panel to do its homework for amending the constitution to allow upper house members to become prime minister.