KATHMANDU, July 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has argued that two rival political parties registered the no-confidence motion against him not due to any specific reason other than jealousy against his government's performance.
The parliament's largest political party Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN (Maoist Center) registered the no-confidence motion against the prime minister in parliament last week.
The speaker has announced to hold discussion on the proposal in parliament on Thursday.
The prime minister, while addressing a gathering of the party's labor wing General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) in Kathmandu on Wednesday, claimed that his performance made the leaders of rival political parties jealous and they eventually registered the no-confidence motion in parliament."
"The proposal registered in parliament isn't a no-confidence motion but a motion of jealousy over my work," he said. "They did so because they don't want to see the country to make progress."
He claimed that rival leaders are trying to compel him to resign his post and face the no-confidence motion at the parliament due to the same fear.
"All of us know about the real situation when our government was formed nine months ago," he said. "It was the composition of the government that always landed it in trouble. The government could have been dissolved at any time in the past but we somehow managed to run it for nine months."
He explained in detail about how the government managed to do some important and attractive work even after facing five-month-long blockade by India and carry out the tasks of reconstruction and rehabilitation after devastating earthquakes of last year.
Oli, however, said that if the party had majority in parliament, the government could have done noticeable things.
While the ruling and opposition parties have been disputing over some of the provisions in the constitution relating to forming a new government, he said the government should be changed as per the constitutional provisions.