The CPN-Maoist has decided to withdraw its support to the government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. A meeting of the party’s standing committee on Tuesday decided to withdraw support.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called for a special session of the House of Representatives from the President on April 10 to seek a vote of confidence. Yesterday (The UCPN M, which split after the Supreme Court’s order, is expected to withdraw its support to the government, but has not withdrawn its support. In that case, Oli said he would take a vote of confidence. Recently, the CPN-Maoist has been saying that it will withdraw its support to the government, while the Nepali Congress and other parties are preparing to bring a no-confidence motion.)
In the midst of such preparations, Prime Minister Oli has done his homework to get a vote of confidence.
In this case, the withdrawal of Maoist support would have no political implications.
Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda had been saying that he would withdraw the trust of Prime Minister Oli after the UML and the UCPN (Maoist) split after the dissolution of the then CPN (Maoist) on March 7.
Only last year, the Maoist meeting had given the right to withdraw the vote of confidence to Chairman Prachanda, but he could not do so. Now, the Prime Minister himself has decided to withdraw the vote of confidence only after the vote of confidence has been taken.
The UML and the UCPN (M) had formed a Left Alliance and contested the election jointly in the 2014 election.
Prime Minister Oli was appointed prime minister on March 19 with the support of the Maoist center. He had taken a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives on March 10 of the same year.