How did Congress get the support of 165 MPs?

Congress parliamentary party leader Sher Bahadur Deuba, who was appointed as the prime minister by the Supreme Court, has received a vote of confidence in the parliament. In the second meeting of the House of Representatives on Sunday, Deuba got 163 votes out of the total number of MPs in the parliament.

Congress MP Gagan Thapa also said that Deuba got 165 votes. Deuba has been voted in by the Nepali Congress, UCPN (Maoist) Center, Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), Rastriya Janamorcha and UML’s Madhav Kumar Nepal.

UML chairperson and former prime minister KP Sharma Oli’s MP Jashanta Mahanta Thakur’s party MPs also supported him and he easily got the vote of confidence. Deuba, who was appointed prime minister on July 13, has a constitutional provision that he must take a vote of confidence within a month.

Deuba had decided to take a vote of confidence in the first meeting of the reconstituted House of Representatives after receiving the support of the UCPN (M), JSP, Rastriya Janamorcha and UML in the five-party alliance.

After receiving a vote of confidence, Deuba will now run the government for the entire term of the House of Representatives. Now, the term of the House of Representatives is about one and a half years. After this time, Deuba will leave by holding the election of the next House of Representatives.

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