Kathmandu: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resigned after losing a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives. With the resignation of the Prime Minister, the Communist Party government has collapsed. Prime Minister Oli automatically resigned on Monday after failing to get the required confidence vote from the House of Representatives.
The prime minister received only 93 votes in favor of a vote of confidence in the House of Representatives. A proposal that the prime minister has confidence in himself would require a majority of the current 271 members or 136 votes. 124 votes have been cast against the proposal of the Prime Minister.
A total of 232 lawmakers participated in Monday’s vote in the House of Representatives. Of them, 15 MPs remained neutral. UML’s Madhav Nepal group’s MPs were absent. Similarly, RPP MP Rajendra Lingden was also absent.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari has called a special session of the parliament on Monday for the same purpose as the Prime Minister needs to make it clear that the House of Representatives has faith in him.
Arrangements were made for those with negative PCR results to cast their votes in the main assembly hall, while those with positive results were kept in a separate safe and secure room.