KATHMANDU, APRIL 1
The CPN-Maoist Centre held its Standing Committee meeting but failed to take a decision on withdrawing support to the KP Sharma Oli-led government, something CPN-MC Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal had pledged.
Dahal had said a few days ago at an interaction with civil society members that his party would withdraw support to the government within a day or two.
CPN-MC Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha told mediapersons the next standing committee meeting would be held in a day or two and the decision to withdraw support to the government would be taken then. Asked why his party was not withdrawing support to the government, Shrestha said the party would withdraw support to the Oli government and register a no-trust motion against the government at the same time.
He said his party would appeal to the Nepali Congress and the Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal to join hands with CPN-MC in forming the next government.
He said his party was of the view that the Maoist Centre, the NC, and the JSP-N should form the next government as they had fought against Oli's 'regressive' move dissolving the HoR.
Shrestha claimed that Oli was still trying to dissolve the HoR again. He said if the three parties joined hands, the Parliament would not be 'dissolved till its five-year term was completed'.
In response to a journalist's query, Shrestha said if other parties (NC and JSP-N) wanted to support or join the Oli government then they should clearly say so.
Asked if the NC and the JSP-N were not allying with the CPN- MC as it had not yet withdrawn support to the government, Shrestha said, "The argument that just because we have not completed the formality of technically writing a letter withdrawing support to the government, the NC and JSP-N have not joined hands with our party to form the next government is not true."
A version of this article appears in the print on April 2, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.