Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today went to Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba seeking the support of the main opposition party in the floor test. The PM has called a special session of the HoR on May 10 to seek a vote of confidence.

According to deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN- UML Subas Chandra Nembang, who accompanied the PM along with some other senior leaders of the ruling party, the PM tried to elicit Deuba's support, saying that the NC and the UML shared democratic values and had fought together against autocracy.

The PM asked Deuba to support him to uphold democratic ideals and values.

Oli told Deuba not to suspect his intention of conducting snap polls. He even offered Deuba to be part of the government to oversee midterm polls.

Joint General Secretary of NC Prakash Sharan Mahat told mediapersons after the meeting that Deuba told Oli not to expect his party's support in the vote of no-confidence.

"We will vote against the government in the floor test and will ask other parties to do the same," Mahat added.

The NC will discuss formation of the new government with other parties after the PM loses the vote of confidence, he added.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 6, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.