Maoist Centre to file no-confidence motion if PM did not resign

KATHMANDU: The CPN Maoist Centre, which withdrew support from the coalition government, has decided to file a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Parliament if he did not resign at the earliest, party spokesperson Pampha Bhusal said.

A meeting of the Maoist party, which is all set to form a new equation with Nepali Congress to form a new government, held on Wednesday morning decided to block the fiscal budget at the Parliament and challenge Prime Minister Oli through no-confidence motion if he did not yield to the Maoist pressure and step down.

The Parliament has been scheduled for 11 am today.

The Maoists made the decision this morning after a meeting of the ruling parties held on Tuesday evening concluded that the Prime Minister would face the Parliament instead of resigning. The Standing Committee of the Prime Minister's party CPN-UML also made decision on that line.

The Maoists had withdrawn their support from the Oli-led government yesterday, charging the Prime Minister's party failed to implement the past agreements,  including gentlemen's agreement to hand over the leadership to them, made with them in the past.

After the Maoist withdrawal, the coalition government was pushed to a minority.

As per the constitutional provisions, the Prime Minister would be relieved from his post if he resigned or if no-confidence motion was passed by a majority of the total existing members of the Parliament.