KATHMANDU, June 8: Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to stay neutral while the chief minister (CM) of Sudur Paschim Province seeks a vote of confidence in the provincial assembly on Tuesday.
A parliamentary party meeting of NC held earlier this morning decided to this effect.
NC took the decision to remain neutral as the Madhav Kumar Nepal led-faction of CPN UML decided to support CM Bhatta.
“If CM Bhatta garners a majority vote with the support of the Nepal led-faction of UML, we will remain neutral,” said Tek Bahadur Raila, NC’s whip. “We will vote only if CM Bhatta cannot garner majority votes,” he added.
Earlier, the Nepal led-faction of the UML had decided to support CM Bhatta through a parliamentary meeting. However, the PM KP Sharma Oli led-faction has decided to vote against CM Bhatta.