With mere 63 seats in parliament which has 275 seats, the Nepali Congress party (23%) was not even fit for an opposition, forget heading the government. But the unfolding of political events and circumstances pushed Deuba to head a wobbling government that could easily fall apart with no reasons rather than holding together with a purpose.
Interestingly, eight UML lawmakers voting in favor of Deuba in the floor test included lawmakers close to former Prime Minister K P Oli. Here is a list of UML lawmakers who voted in favor of Prime Minister Deuba in parliament.
Oli’s reluctance to step down even after failing to win a vote of confidence in parliament and his abrupt decision to dissolve parliament and announce a midterm election amid the COVID-19 pandemic had raised serious concerns that this could derail the political course in the country. The apex court’s verdict has brought the political course back on track for now. But the journey ahead is still precarious.
KATHMANDU, July 14: Ambassador of India to Nepal, Vinay Mohan Kwatra has congratulated Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba. The Indian ambassador reached Deuba's residence at Budhanilkantha today and congratulated him.
Bal Krishna Khand (Home) and Gyanendra Bahadur Karki (Law) from NC and Janardan Sharma (Finance) and Pampha Bhusal (Energy) from Maoist Center to take oath of office and secrecy as ministers along with PM Deuba
KATHMANDU, July 12: Hours after the apex court issued mandamus in the name of the Office of the President to appoint him as new prime minister, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expedited consultation with the alliance partners to form a new government.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has expedited consultations within his own faction of the NC as the party’s 14th General Convention scheduled for September 1-4 in Kathmandu is fast approaching.
KATHMANDU, July 2: The ruling CPN-UML has directed the party’s lawmakers of the dissolved parliament to withdraw their support to the writ petition filed by Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba at the Supreme Court.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that a new government ‘to be formed under his leadership’ would provide people with vaccines against the coronavirus disease at any cost.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), which earlier decided to form a new government under its leadership, has concluded that the formation of an alternative government is not possible.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the government was responsible for the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
KATHMANDU, May 8: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has announced to boycott the Constitutional Council meeting called by Prime Minister K P Oli. The CC meeting called for Sunday is expected to pick commissioners of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and other vacant positions in other constitutional bodies.
KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal have reached an understanding to foil the bid of Prime Minister K P Oli to secure vote of confidence from parliament.
KATHMANDU, May 4: While concluding that the announcement of Prime Minister K P Oli to seek vote of confidence in the parliament is guided by a conspiracy to bypass the parliment, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has decided to thwart any such conspiracy.
KATHMANDU, April 30: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), President Sher Bahadur Deuba has claimed that the decision of the government to enforce prohibitory order in Kathmandu for two weeks has increased the threat of further spreading the COVID-19 infection in districts that still have fewer cases of this viral disease.
KATHMANDU, April 7: The main opposition, Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has called a meeting of three political parties represented in the parliament for Friday to discuss about the formation of new government.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed the need for reviewing the common agenda of education as guaranteed in the constitution. It is necessary to review education to resolve the related problems, he said while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a meeting of the federal representatives of Nepal Teachers' Association here on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, March 9: President of the Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Center) held a meeting at the former’s Budhanilkantha-based residence on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said he won’t shy away from the responsibility of holding the prime ministerial portfolio if such an opportunity arises in the country.
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has summoned a meeting of its office-bearers this afternoon to discuss the evolving political situation after the Supreme Court reinstated the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked Prime Minister K P Oli to either prove the support of the majority of the 275-member parliament in his favor or step down from the post of prime minister.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that NC welcomes the verdict of the Supreme Court to reinstate the parliament that was dissolved by Prime Minister K P Oli.
KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) has urged all democrats to join their protest demonstrations to be organised against the ‘unconstitutional’ dissolution of the House of Representatives.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Sher Bahadur Deuba, president of the main opposition Nepali Congress, has strongly opposed the government's decision to introduce an ordinance to amend the Constitutional Council (Functions, Duties, Powers and Procedures) Act 2066 BS.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The Constitutional Council (CC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been put off until further notice after Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Sapkota decided not to attend the meeting.