Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel today said that he had never failed in life and he would foil the no-confidence motion registered against him in the Provincial Assembly.

Addressing the 3rd anniversary of Bagmati Provincial Assembly today, CM Poudel said, "I have never failed and never lost in life. I have always stood first in life." He recalled that he had become the first speaker as the senior most member of the Province Assembly, and had won the parliamentary party leader's post and been sworn as the first chief minister in the country.

Poudel said that since the no-trust motion was tabled against him, he would be the first chief minister to face the motion. He expressed confidence that he would win the confidence of the Provincial Assembly easily and defeat the motion.

The Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal-led faction had filed the no-trust motion against Chief Minister Poudel at the Provincial Assembly. As many as 45 lawmakers have signed the motion to unseat CM Poudel. A discussion is scheduled to take place on the no-trust motion at the PA on February 1.

Nepali Congress holds the key to making and unmaking the government in the province. Out of 110 lawmakers, NCP has 80, Nepali Congress 22, Bibekshil Sajha Party 3, Nepal Workers' and Peasants' Party and Rastriya Prajatantra Party two each and there is one independent lawmaker.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 1, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.