KATHMANDU: The major opposition parties – Nepali Congress and CPN UML – are all set to topple the incumbent government through a no confidence motion, accusing the UCPN-Maoist of backtracking from yesterday’s agreement.
Nepali Congress has said that the current government has been formed as per the Article 38 (2) of the Interim Constitution, 2007 which cannot be transformed into a national unity government. The NC and UML held that the present government should be dissolved and a new government should be formed under the leadership of Dr Baburam Bhattarai as per the deal struck in Wednesday’s bigwigs’ meeting.
However, Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav has claimed that no consensus of any sort was forged among the major parties on the dissolution of the incumbent Cabinet during the Wednesday’s big guns meeting. “The big oppositions –the Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML will join the present government,” said Yadav emerging from the meeting of ruling coalition partners—the UCPN-Maoist and the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) held at Baluwatar on Thursday.
The Standing Committee meeting of the CPN UML held today afternoon has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against the incumbent government, accusing the UCPN-Maoist of backtracking from what was already agreed upon.
“If the taskforce does not come up with a solution to the formation of a national unity government by this evening, the incumbent government will be toppled by a no confidence motion,” said NC Parliamentary Party leader Ram Chandra Paudel emerging from the CA meeting.
A taskforce comprising of UCPN-M Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, NC negotiator Krishna Prasad Sitoula, UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal and MJF (Democratic) Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar is seeking ways to resolve the current deadlock, sources said.