41 Lumbini Province Assembly members demand formation of majority government

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Kathmandu: A total of 41 Lumbini Province Assembly members have submitted their signatures to Province Chief demanding to make a call for forming a majority government.

The lawmakers from Nepali Congress (NC), CPN (Maoist Center), Janata Samajbadi Party Nepal (JPSN) and Rastriya Janamorcha submitted their signatures to Province Chief Amik Sherchan on Monday demanding to call parties to form a majority government as per Article 168(2) of the Constitution.

They have proposed CPN (Maoist Center) Parliamentary Party leader Kul Prasad KC as the new Chief Minister.

Opposition parties had filed a no-confidence motion against Chief Minister Shankar Pokharel on April 19 after CPN (Maoist Center) withdrew its support from the government. But Chief Minister Pokharel recommended ending the Province Assembly session and resigned to skip the motion. Then, Pokharel had staked his claim for a single majority government before the then Province Chief Dharmanath Yadav.

Despite protest from opposition parties arguing that Pokharel doesn’t command the majority, Yadav had appointed Pokharel to the post and had administered the oath at the Chief Minister’s Office.