Madhesi Front to stand against Oli in no-confidence vote

KATHMANDU: The agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) on Wednesday decided that lawmakers of its constituents would vote against the incumbent KP Sharma Oli-led government when a no-confidence motion would be put to vote at the Parliament.

Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party leader Ram Naresh Ray told THT Online that they lawmakers would vote against the Oli government as it was never responsible toward the nation and its people.

It has been learned that Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre are planing to file the no-confidence motion today itself if PM Oli did not resign by then.

The Oli government has already lost lost the majority support at the Parliament as the Maoist party , which has 82 members in the Parliament, decided to withdraw the support extended to the government yesterday.


Meanwhile, Ray said the alliance of Madhes-based parties, however, was yet to decide on whether they would take part in the election to be held for the new prime minister.

Likewise, it was also undecided about whether to join the new government.

"We can decide on this only after the parties who are hoping to lead the government talk to us and ensure that they will address our demands," he said.

Ray clarified that it was the UDMF decision and the agitating Federal Alliance, which the UDMF is also a part of, is yet to decide anything about the issue.

On Tuesday, Laxman Lal Karna, Co-Chairman of Sadbhawana Party, another major constituent of the UDMF, had said the UDMF would not join the government until its demands were addressed.