POKHARA, May 12: Prithvi Subba Gurung has again been appointed as the chief minister of Gandaki Province.
Province Governor Sita Paudel reappointed Gurung as the chief minister arguing that the claim of Nepali Congress leader Krishna Chandra Pokharel to have the support of four political parties to have majority votes did not come true.
The provincial governor can appoint the parliamentary party leader of the largest political party in the Province Assembly as the chief minister as per Article 168(3) of the Constitution of Nepal if there is no single majority of any political party or two or more parties fail to secure majority votes in the Provincial Assembly.
The Office of the Province Governor had concluded that the claim of NC leader Pokharel was not proved true after two lawmakers belonging to Rashtriya Janamorcha Krishna Bahadur Thapa and Khim Bikram Shahi issued separate statements on Wednesday saying that they were not part of any of the alliances.
Officials at the Province Governor Office said Chief Minister Gurung will take the oath of office and secrecy on Wednesday itself. Gurung had earlier resigned from the post after the opposition parties filed a vote of no-confidence in the provincial assembly.