No-Confidence Motion Is On Hold For Now: NC

The Nepali Congress on Sunday said that an initiative taken to register a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was put on hold due to lack of sufficient number of the House of Representative (HOR) members to back the proposal.
A meeting of the present and former office-bearers the NC Central Working Committee held at party president Sher Bahadur Deuba’s Budhanilkantha-based residence discussed the no-confidence proposal. But the party has not taken any decision on the matter, informed NC vice-president Bimalendra Nidhi after the meeting.
He informed that the party was taking initiative to implement its demand that Prime Minister Oli should step down and a new government formed under NC’s leadership.
Nidhi said the number of MPs required to pass the no-confidence motion in the parliament was not fixed yet. “Without sufficient number, tabling a no-confidence motion against the government will not be a mature process. So the proposal would not be forwarded without making a full preparation but the process is underway,” he said.
The NC is aware that if the proposal fails, no similar proposal can be registered for a year.
The meeting discussed about the NC 14th general convention preparation and the increasing threat of COVID-19. The meeting also rescheduled its Central Working Committee meeting for April 28. Earlier, it had scheduled the meeting for Monday. The meeting was postponed to wait for COVID-19 report of its CWC members.