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Oli government lost majority by withdrawing support of Prachanda-led party in Nepal


Kathmandu. Pushpakamal Dahl in Nepal "Wanton" The government led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lost its majority in the House of Representatives after the CPN (Maoist Center) led by the government officially withdrew support on Wednesday.

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According to a senior party leader Ganesh Shah, informing the decision to withdraw support from the government, the party submitted a letter to this effect to the Parliament Secretariat. He said that Dev Gurung, the chief whip of the Maoist Center, handed over the letter to the officials in the Parliament Secretariat.

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After handing over the letter, Gurung told reporters that the party decided to withdraw support from the Oli government, as the government violated the constitution. He said that the recent activities of the government posed a threat to democratic processes and national sovereignty.

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Withdrawal of support, the Oli government has lost its majority in the House of Representatives. The decision by the Prachanda-led party to withdraw support from the government came at a time when Oli had announced two days earlier that he would receive a vote of confidence in Parliament on 10 May.

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There are a total of 49 MPs in the lower house of the Maoist Center. Since the ruling CPN-UML has a total of 121 MPs, Prime Minister Oli has 15 less MPs to save his government in the 275-member House.

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli reached Chief Opposition leader Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba’s residence at Budhanilakanth on Wednesday to get his support to save the government. According to sources close to the Nepali Congress, the two leaders discussed the latest political developments in the country.

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Political crisis arose in Nepal on December 20 last year due to the dissolution of the house by President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari amidst a pull for power in the ruling Communist Party. President Bhandari had announced to hold elections again on April 30 and May 10, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Oli.

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