Ruling alliance cries foul over opposition’s demand for prime minister’s resignation

CPN-UML has demanded the resignation of the prime minister over his public statement hinting that New Delhi helped him become the executive head.

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Kathmandu: The political parties in the ruling alliance have expressed concern over the performance of oppositions including the CPN (UML) in the parliament on Wednesday, terming it ‘non-political’ and ‘unparliamentary’. A meeting of the ruling parties that took place at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, reached a conclusion that the oppositions stood against the government efforts to ensure justice to loan shark victims contributing to aborting the government plan to present the ‘Bill to Amend some Nepal Acts including the Civil Code-2080 BS’.

Any parties/members in the parliament are allowed to criticize the public statement of the Prime Minister, but the way major oppositions chose to protest was unparliamentary,” said CPN (Unified Socialist) Vice Chair Rajendra Pandey.

 Opposition parties, including the UML, obstructed the House session on Wednesday over the Prime Minister’s statement that Pritam Singh had lobbied to make him the PM.

PM’s remarks drew widespread condemnation from the political parties and the general public.  Main opposition CPN-UML demanded the resignation of the PM over the issue on Wednesday.

Chief Whip of the CPN (Maoist Centre), Hitraj Pandey said that it was wrong to demand Prime Minister’s resignation without listening to him. “PM’s resignation cannot be imagined. The Prime Minister will address the parliament on this matter,” he said.

Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, NC Vice- President and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, Chairperson of Janata Samajbadi Party, Upendra Yadav, Chairperson of Loktantrik Samajbadi Party, Mahanth Thakur, Chairperson of Janamat Party, CK Raut, and Chairperson of Nagarik Unmukti Party, Ranjita Shrestha, were present in the meeting.