KATHMANDU, MAY 10
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli stood a floor test at the House of Representatives today in which he lost the vote of confidence.
93 lawmakers voted in favour of the motion while 124 were against the same, and 15 were neutral, thereby leading to PM Oli's loss.
During the meeting today, Prime Minister Oli presented a list of achievements before the House ahead of the voting process for the vote of confidence motion.
Meanwhile, President of the main opposition Nepali Congress, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Chairperson of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre), Pushpa Kamal Dahal, spoke against the favour of vote of confidence motion before the House, following which the voting started.
Leaders of Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal, Mahantha Thakur and Upendra Yadav, also shared their stand on the motion. Thakur said that his party will stay neutral with regard to the voting process as they were abandoned by the government midway while addressing some demands forwarded by the party earlier.
The Prime Minister had, this morning, made a last minute 'unity appeal' before seeking the vote of confidence in the HoR. He had posted his thoughts on his social media prior to the floor tests.
Nepali Congress had earlier decided to vote against the motion while the Mahato-Thakur faction of Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal decided to stay neutral and not vote in favour of Oli, as opposed to their earlier promise of doing so.
Moreover, the dissenting Nepal-Khanal faction within his own faction of CPN-UML, who remained undecided till yesterday on whether to resign or not, decided to not resign at the moment but gave the voting procedure a miss.
The PM fell into minority after the Maoist Centre withdrew support to the government.