KATHMANDU, May 5: The CPN (Maoist Center) has officially withdrawn its support to the KP Oli-led government.
The party submitted a letter to this effect to the Parliament Secretariat on Wednesday, informing the latter about its decision to withdraw support to the government.
Chief Whip of the Maoist Center Dev Gurung handed over the letter to Secretary at the Parliament Secretariat Gopal Nath Yogi.
The Oli-led government has now lost its majority with the Maoist Center withdrawing its support. Prime Minister Oli has already announced to seek a vote of confidence in parliament on May 10 even as the Maoist Center was yet to withdraw its support to the government.
The Maoist Center has a total of 49 lawmakers including House Speaker Agni Sapkota. Since the ruling CPN-UML has a total 121 lawmakers, Prime Minister Oli is short of a minimum 15 lawmakers to save his government.