Discuss business bills before no-trust vote: UML

Kathmandu, July 19

The ruling CPN-UML today urged Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar to put the three budgetary bills on the Parliament’s agenda before proceeding with a no-confidence motion against the government in the next meeting of the Parliament slated for Thursday.

The party’s Standing Committee meeting held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s residence also decided to face the no-confidence motion against the government and accept the result.

“We urge all concerned to proceed with the Parliament‘s agenda on the basis of consensus and refrain from converting the Parliament into a platform of political polarisation,” read a press release issued by CPN-UML Secretary and Party Publicity Department Chief Yogesh Bhattarai.

The meeting was called to discuss the latest political developments and the UML’s strategy after the Maoists pulled out of the UML-led government.

“We want to make it clear that our party will accept the verdict of the voting in the Parliament in accordance with democratic norms, values and the constitutional provision,” read the release.