Kathmandu: The Nepali Congress and the CPN-Maoist Center have decided not to form an alternative government. At the same time, CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli will be the Prime Minister again.
As per Article 76 (2) of the Constitution, the possibility of forming an alternative government has been ruled out with the new twist in the CPN-UML dispute on the last day of the deadline given by the President for the formation of the new government.
After the Congress-Maoist Centre’s attempt to form an alternative government failed, UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli will become the Prime Minister again. Oli, who resigned after losing the confidence of the parliament on May 10, will become the prime minister as the leader of the largest party in the parliament as per Article 76 (3) of the constitution.
If the UML, which has 121 MPs, is supported by the Mahanta-Rajendra faction of the JSP, a majority can be reached. But Mahanta-Rajendra faction does not have a majority in the party executive committee and they did not vote for Oli even in the process of taking a vote of confidence. Fifteen lawmakers from this party remained neutral.
Congress Joint General Minister Dr. Mahat also says that according to Article 76 (2) of the constitution, Oli will set a wrong precedent when he becomes the prime minister. He says, “Once he has become the prime minister with the support of more than one party, he has failed to get a vote of confidence in the parliament.