Oli terms no-confidence motion 'envy proposal'

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre registered a no-confidence motion against the government in the Legislature-Parliament after they were nervous with the government's popularity.

Terming the no-confidence motion as the proposal of "envy and worry", Prime Minister Oli said the two parties attempted to bring down the government as they were worried that they would be wiped out in the coming election due to the programmes of self-reliance and development the incumbent government has brought.

Inaugurating the Sixth National Convention Representative Council of the General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) here today, PM Oli commented that the agenda of the Finance Bill was forced to vanish from the Parliament's business agenda when it had reached the decisive point of endorsement.

He stressed the need of upholding the dignity of the Parliament, saying, "The Parliament is not a place for arbitrariness and doing whatever one chooses to do. Is it only to change the government and not to pass the legislation to run the state affairs and raise tax?"

"The goal of my political career is to make the country self-sufficient through rapid economic development rather than to lead the government and remain in power," he said, adding that the Constitution should show the way for the formation of a new government.

The PM also urged all to take the politics into a course of harmony rather than tension.

GEFONT President Bishnu Rimal, also the Prime Minister's political advisor, said the policy and programme and the budget brought by the government adequately addressed the demands of the workers.