Nepal’s Prime Minister Oli loses confidence vote in House of Representatives

Kathmandu, May 10: Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost confidence in the House of Representatives on Monday in a new setback to the embarrassed premier trying to strengthen his grip on power led by Pushpamal Dahal by CPN (Maoist Center). Prachanda ”withdrew support from his government.

Prime Minister Oli secured 93 votes in the lower house of Parliament during a special session held on the instructions of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Ollie, 69, needs at least 136 votes in the 275-member House of Representatives to win the no-confidence motion as four members are currently suspended. A total of 124 members voted against him.

The government withdrew its support after Prachanda’s alliance with the Nepal Communist Party Maoist Center led Oli’s government to a minority. Nepal was in political crisis on 20 December last year after President Bhandari announced new elections on 30 April and 10 May, amid a clamor for power within the ruling Nationalist Party (NCP).