President Bhandari expedites political meetings
KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari held separate meetings with Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal at Sheetal Niwas on Sunday, some hours before the Parliament would vote on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
After Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal called on the President at Sheetal Niwas this morning.
During separate meetings, Dahal, who aspires to become new prime minister, and Deuba discussed latest political developments including no-confidence motion, which their parties pressed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Parliament, and the Constitution with the President.
It has been reported that the President told both the leaders that she would abide by the Constitution and would not do anything that would invite controversies.
Emerging from the meeting, Dahal said the President expressed her hope that all parties would stand together to find an easy way out to bail the current political impasse.
The Parliament is scheduled to decided the fate of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli through vote on the no-confidence motion against him.
Nepali Congress President Deuba meets President
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at Sheetal Niwas on Sunday.
During the meeting, the duo discussed contemporary political issues.
On the occasion, President Bhandari assured that she would not take any controversial steps as the parties were found discussing from different angles regarding the formation of a new government.
President Bhandari expedited political consultations at the time when the Parliament is preparing to begin voting on the no-confidence motion filed against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
The Nepali Congress and the CPN Maoist Centre had registered the no-trust motion against the Prime Minister on July 13.
The Maoist party had withdrawn its support from the Oli-led government and decided to register the no-trust motion against Oli, charging the Prime Minister’s party failed to implement the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 it in the past.
Dahal had tabled the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Oli at the Parliament meeting on Friday evening.
The motion would be put to vote today.