Nepali Congress CWC discusses no-trust vote, new govt

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress discussed no-confidence motion, which it and the CPN Maoist Centre jointly filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Parliament, and formation of new government at its Central Working Committee today.

After the meeting, Nepali Congress CWC member Arjun Narsingha KC said various issues including the Nepali Congress-Maoist agreement to form a new government, implementation of Constitution and negotiation with all parties including CPN-UML on post-earthquake reconstruction were discussed in the meeting.

KC informed that the CWC held a theoretical discussion on taking part in the yet-to-be formed government. The top leadership would prepare the list of leaders to send to the Cabinet after the CWC prepares criteria, he informed.

As per an agreement between Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the latter would lead the government for some months and hand over the premiership to Deuba.

Another CWC member Mahesh Acharya informed that the CWC observed that there was no constitutional complication to form a new government despite the CPN-UML leadership's contrasting arguments.