UML PP decides to 'face' no-confidence vote

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML parliamentary party on Thursday decided to face a no-confidence vote registered against its leader Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at the Parliament.

A PP meeting held in Naya Baneshwor of Kathmandu on Thursday made a decision to this effect, according to the party's Chief Whip Bhanubhakta Dhakal.

The PP leader and Prime Minister Oli during the meeting had directed lawmakers of his party to take the fresh political developments easily, according to Dhakal.

"The Prime Minister told lawmakers to cope with the no-confidence motion registered by Nepali Congress and CPN Maoist Centre."

Oli was of the view that the lawmakers should not fear as the party was not in the power because of anyone's sympathy and mercy and it had already survived difficult situations like the border blockade allegedly imposed by India.

The Prime Minister's party had called its PP meeting to discuss latest developments after withdrawal of the CPN Maoist Centre from the government and prepare next strategies of the party as it is high likely to get the opposition seats soon.