Thursday, June 17, 2021
News

Oli reappointed as Nepal PM

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Kathmandu | Friday, 2021 5:45:05 PM IST
After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as the 42nd Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.

Oli, who was reappointed on Monday night, is planning to take the oath of office and secrecy on Friday afternoon, according to his office.

Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the primary opposition Nepali Congress party, was the frontrunner for the post of Prime Minister but he couldn't garner a majority vote as fourth largest party, Janata Samajbai Party (JSP), was divided to support Oli.

However, the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) could not cobble together the numbers to prove a majority.

A faction of the JSP decided to stay neutral, making it difficult for Deuba to stake claim.

The Mahantha Thakur-Rajendra Mahato's 19-member faction of the JSP decided to throw its weight behind Oli. The Party has 32 lawmakers overall.

Oli's Communist Party of NepaleUML has 121 members in the House.

Since no party commands a majority in the House, as the parliamentary party leader of UML, Oli was elected Prime Minister as per constitutional provision.

He again has to prove his majority in the house within a month.

If he fails to garner a majority, either he will dissolve the House or any other individual lawmaker can stake claim over the post of Prime Minister.

But leaders close to Oli said that he preferred to dissolve the house and was interested in holding early elections.

--IANS ag/ksk/

( 267 Words)

2021-05-14-11:36:05 (IANS)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ASIA NEWS
Rain, floods wreak havoc in Nepal; score...
Govt security forces retake district, ev...
Dozens feared missing in Nepal's floods,...
Logistics, coordination challenges hit v...
Sri Lanka arrests captain of burnt cargo...
UN shared Rohingya data without informed...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
CBSE to submit Class 12 assessment formu...
Bengal Guv meets Central ministers, Trin...
Cong deliberating on new in-charge, stat...
Himachal Police seize leopard skin, one ...
BJP K'taka chief rules out leadership ch...
Chirag Paswan appoints Raju Tiwari as Bi...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Alaya gets her first Covid jab: 'Wa... 
TKM introduces 'door delivery' of a... 
Wild elephant rescued from well in ... 
Delhi reports 212 new Covid cases, ... 
Egyptian FM calls on new Israeli go... 
German battery market up 35% last y... 
Jubin Nautiyal, Meet Bros, Manoj Mu... 
India's Test reserves lost chance t...