#Sudurpaschim Province

NC decides to stay neutral while CM Bhatta seeks a vote of confidence

Published On: June 8, 2021 11:21 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

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.


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