Meeting of opposition parties underway at Deuba's residence

Published On: May 21, 2021 12:32 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 21: A meeting of the opposition alliance is currently underway at the residence of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Top leaders of NC, CPN (Maoist Center) and Upendra Yadav-led faction of the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) are attending the meeting. Senior leader of the ruling CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has also reached Deuba's residence for the meeting. 

A senior NC leader said they are considering all possible options to oust Prime Minister KP Oli from power as he is involved in violating the constitutional norms and values. "President Bhandari is also supporting all unconstitutional moves of Prime Minister Oli," he said. "Discussions are underway whether to file an impeachment motion against the President."

NC earlier said the decision of Prime Minister Oli not to seek a vote of confidence in parliament as per Article 76(4) and ask President Bhandari to pave the way for forming a new government as per Article 76(5) is 'unconstitutional'. The party has maintained that the Prime Minister must resign from his post if Article 76(5) is to come into effect. 

Prior to the meeting with other opposition party leaders, NC had held a meeting of the party's office-bearers to forge new strategies. The meeting concluded that both Prime Minister Oli and President Bhandari were involved in unconstitutional moves and were seeking to sabotage the constitution and derail the ongoing political course. 


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