UML may face no-trust vote

Published On: July 13, 2016 06:12 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 13: Ruling CPN-UML has indicated it will face no-confidence motion if registered in parliament and not quit the government voluntarily.

A standing committee meeting of the party that concluded late Tuesday evening “vowed to move ahead firmly toward the direction of finding solution to the latest political problem in accordance with the constitution”.

The meeting has termed the decision by CPN (Maoist Center) to quit the government unfortunate.

UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal said the leaders at the meeting decided to take final decision with regard to the way ahead once the remaining bills of annual budget are endorsed from the parliament on Wednesday.

“This type of instability has posed threat to important achievements made during the prime minister’s visits to the friendly neighbors India and China, protection of national sovereignty, national interests that have been strengthened after formation of this government, the new international relations based on sovereign equality,” read a statement issued by UML General Secretary Ishwar Pokharel after the meeting.

The UML top body has also claimed that the present government, which was formed amidst extremely adverse circumstances, was successfully tackling serious challenges and was taking some important decisions of lasting significance toward establishing political stability.

“This decision by the CPN (Maoist Center) has posed the risk of laying grounds for political instability and eventually creating adversity in implementing the new constitution,” it said.

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