I will not resign from the post but will face the no-confidence vote: Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda

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Amid an agreement between the Nepali Congress and the CPN-UML to form a new coalition government, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has decided not to resign from his post. Prachanda said that he would prefer to face a vote of confidence in Parliament instead of resigning from his post.

Kathmandu. Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has decided not to resign from the post as Nepal’s biggest parties – Nepali Congress and CPN-UML – reached a consensus to form a new coalition government. Nepal Communist Party (Maoist Center) secretary Ganesh Shah told PTI-Bhasha that in a meeting of party officials held at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday, Prachanda said that he would prefer to face a vote of confidence in Parliament instead of resigning from the post. Ganesh Shah said, “Prime Minister Prachanda has decided to face the vote of confidence.”

Prime Minister Prachanda (69) has lost the confidence vote in Parliament thrice during his one-and-a-half-year tenure. This development has taken place at a time when Nepal’s two largest parties – Nepali Congress and CPN-UML – reached an agreement at midnight to form a new ‘national consensus government’ to oust Prime Minister Prachanda from power. The largest party in Nepal’s House of Representatives, the Nepali Congress, has 89 seats while the CPN-UML has 78 seats. The combined number of both parties is 167, which is enough for a majority figure of 138 seats in the 275-member House.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) President and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli signed an agreement on Monday midnight to form a new coalition government. Deuba (78) and Oli (72) have agreed to share the prime minister’s post on a rotating basis for the remaining term of Parliament. Meanwhile, sources said that talks between Prime Minister Prachanda and CPN-UML chief Oli to save the current coalition have failed.

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